Tips on hiring a Private Investigator
Make sure they have a license
Most states require that anyone engaging the practice of private
investigations be licensed by the state in which he/she practices. Any
Private Investigator, upon request, should be able to produce a copy of said license. Most states require that the company's license be posted in a conspicuous place within the office. You can also go to your state's website and search "license verification". In Tennessee go to http://verify.tn.gov/.
Do I need to meet with the investigator
It is always a good idea to meet with the investigator who will be working your case. Investigators are trained in interviewing and will be able to get a better picture of the nature of the investigation, in person. Also, meeting the person with whom you will be working is a good idea.
always get a contract
Like any other service, you should get a contract that defines the nature of the business relationship. With that defined, everyone knows what to expect from the other party. If an investigator cannot or will not give you a contract, you are in the wrong place.
It is important that you know the qualifications and experience of the investigator that will be working on your case. In our opinion, the more experienced the investigator, the greater your chances of receiving the results you desire. It is also important that you hire someone who does the type of work related to your case, regularly. Ask your investigator about his or her background.
Don't Forget - - - You always get what you pay for and there are no guarantees in this industry !
So many times people talk to their friends about the outcome of an investigation. Sometimes the outcome is good and other times it is not what they expected, at all. Remember, the investigation will NOT always provide you with the results that you want or desire. It may be that your suspicions were just that. We live in a complex world with a lot on moving parts. Remember, let the professionals do their jobs. The investigator is searching for the facts: the truth.
And for a final Tip . . . . Please don't run out and tell all of your friends that you have a Private Investigator working on your case. Remember, 9 times out of 10, it will be someone you trust who will be the one to throw you to the wolves . . . . Continue your current behavior,: change none of your patterns of behavior.