Domestic Investigations

Infidelity

We have successfully handled hundreds of infidelity and divorce investigations involving boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and partners. When you need to know the truth call Crucial Investigations to get the answers you need.

Child Custody

Crucial Investigations has experience dealing with all kinds of child custody issues. We can fully investigate the situation, provide documentation, and testify in court if needed.

Surveillance

During surveillance all contacts, interactions, activities and whereabouts of the subject are observed and documented.

Alimony Reduction

We have a proven track record of successful investigations that have resulted in alimony reduction for our clients. Trust our professional, experienced investigators to get you the results you need.

Teen Tracking & Investigations

Parents in today's society face a number of challenges in raising children. Crucial Investigations can help you protect your teenager, by tracking and monitoring his or her activities.

Missing Persons

If you are trying to locate someone - a missing loved one, a long lost friend, a birth parent, or even a deadbeat dad - Crucial Investigations can help.

Background Checks

Do you really know that person you or your loved one is becoming involved with? What about the person you're hiring to care for your children? Find the truth with Crucial Investigations.

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Infidelity

It takes a tremendous amount of strength to admit to yourself that your husband, wife, or significant other may be having an affair. It also takes an incredible amount of courage to do something about it.

You are not alone. If you have suspicions or doubts we can help! In addition to using advanced surveillance techniques and utilizing cutting edge technology – Location Monitoring Technology (GPS), hidden cameras, etc. we also tailor each investigation to your specific needs. The fact is that we deal with these types of situations everyday. There is no judgment, only resolution. We're on your side.

Dan Garrett and Frances Garrett have successfully handled hundreds of infidelity and divorce investigations involving boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and partners and they can get you the answers you're looking for. You can rest easy that your investigation will be handled with the highest level of professionalism and discretion.

If you suspect that your spouse is unfaithful, review our Signs of a Cheating Spouse.

Child Custody

Determining child custody pre and post settlement is often the most complicated matter during a divorce. The law says that the judge’s decision must be “in the best interest of the child” and they look at numerous things to identify this. If you are in a child custody battle you need an expert to gather evidence in order to win your case as soon as possible. Independent verification of activities or conditions harmful to the child is crucial. Our experienced professionals care about you and your children and will uncover the truth that you need. The other parent is always on their best behavior during visits from the Guardian ad Litem or when visiting their Attorney. A private investigator can observe their actions and routines on a daily basis when no one else is around to see what is really happening to your children.

Understanding that there are many aspects to this type of investigation ranging from potential child neglect, alcohol or drug abuse around the child, paramours present in the home overnight which goes against court order, etc. Our knowledgeable investigators utilize cutting edge technology such as GPS, covert cameras, etc. to conduct our surveillance and collect useful evidence for your case regarding the habits and decisions of the other parent. All findings and admissible evidence are documented for court to assist you in your child custody battle.

Surveillance

Surveillance is the close observation of a person, place or object. During surveillance all contacts, interactions, activities and whereabouts of the subject are observed and documented. In cases of cheating spouse, child safety, stalking, missing persons, workers compensation cases, employee theft, vandalism, etc. surveillance is often the only way to know for sure what is going on.

Our experienced professional investigators are licensed and insured to provide surveillance and to gather evidence using numerous techniques, which include but are not limited to, the latest technology in audio, video and Location Monitoring Technology (GPS) equipment. Dan Garrett, our senior investigator, has a law enforcement background and all are trained in how to uncover dishonesty in any form. We work closely with attorneys and remain well-versed in current laws. Illegal activity revealed during an investigation is presented in court as evidence and our investigators appear as an expert witness to present the findings.

Alimony Reduction

South Carolina has a cohabitation law. The SC Supreme Court rules that between the two parties involved evidence must be shown that they have coexisted for a minimum of ninety (90) consecutive days. This type of investigation cannot be trusted to amateurs. Trust our professional, experienced investigators to get you the results you need.

The rule of thumb is if you suspect your former spouse is cohabitating you can justify the investigative and legal expense if three years (thirty-six months) of your alimony will equal the cost, especially if you are paying permanent alimony. We offer a free consultation to assist you with determining if there is enough cause to merit an investigation.

Crucial Investigations has a proven track record of successful investigations that have resulted in alimony reduction/termination for our clients. We utilize the latest technology such as Location Monitoring Technology (GPS) Devices and long term video surveillance to document court admissible evidence and help control costs for our clients. Crucial Investigations also breaks down the investigation into three parts with a monthly investigative report so your attorney can review the evidence and offer guidance as the case progresses.

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Teen Investigations

Parents in today's society face a number of challenges in raising children. Teenagers today have more freedom and an active social life at an earlier age than ever before. With the unlimited world of social networking and internet access it is easy for a teen to potentially choose the wrong circle of friends to spend their free time with and end up doing negative things they would not normally do. As parents it can become necessary to investigate their actions to protect them and help them make the right choices.

Common concerns that often lead parents to seek teenager tracking and investigation services are:

  • Concerns about potential criminal or illegal activities. Some teenagers will begin acting differently and may lie about their whereabouts, skip school, etc. to engage in illegal activities. Rebellious acts of petty theft or vandalism can be the result of seeking a "thrill" or an adrenaline rush. While many of these type crimes are not serious they could graduate to more serious offenses.
  • Concerns about suspected alcohol & drug use and/or abuse. Teenagers are spending increasing amounts of time away from home with their friends and may be in potential situations where there is access to drugs and/or alcohol. Binge drinking among groups of teenagers is becoming very popular as is consumption of many forms of drugs. Prolonged exposure to consumption can cause health issues, your child not reaching their full potential in school, etc.

Crucial Investigations provides a comprehensive program for concerned parents to track and monitor your teenager's activities. Services that we offer include covert surveillance, investigations, background checks and Location Monitoring Technology (GPS) for vehicles that they are driving. This information will ease your mind of where your child is, what they are doing and who they are doing it with.

Advantages of our Location Monitoring Technology (GPS) include:

  • Our state-of-the-art technology can indicate speed, driving habits and real-time location.
  • You can know when your child has safely arrived at their destination, when they leave, and the route they took to get there.
  • Tracking information can also help if they experience car trouble, theft or an accident.

Missing Persons

If you are trying to locate someone - a missing loved one, a long lost friend, a birth parent, or even a deadbeat dad - Crucial Investigations can help. We are experts at finding missing persons. We have tools and information (not available to the general public) that allow us to locate people, often very quickly. If you have a name, we can probably find the individual, but keep in mind that the more information you provide, the more quickly the investigation will go. Other helpful pieces of information are date of birth, age, Social Security number, and last known address.

Background Checks

Do you really know that person you or your loved one is becoming involved with? What about the person you're hiring to care for your children? Decisions like these are too important to be made without all the information. Crucial Investigations can quickly and easily perform comprehensive background checks that provide:

  • Criminal History and Sex Offender Checks
  • Lawsuits
  • Liens
  • Bankruptcies
  • Home Value and Property Ownership
  • Current and Previous Address
  • Family Members
  • Associates
  • Marriage and Divorce Records
  • and More