When client budgets are tight, there is a reluctance to spend money on professionals such as forensic accountants and private investigators. But I have learned that the do-it-yourself method (either the client doing it or the attorney doing it) often misses the mark. There is a reason why professionals are trained in specialty fields. Simply put, the professionals have training and techniques that go beyond what an attorney can typically do.

Brian Willingham at Diligentia Group (private investigators) wrote an excellent article on attorneys using private investigators. Among the things a professional private investigator can do for a client are locating assets and doing historical reconstructions (such as piecing together family history to locate heirs).

Please read Brian’s full article here.

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  1. Brian Willingham 05/06/2014 at 7:26 am - Reply

    There is always a time and a place for the do-it-yourself investigation; the important thing is knowing your limits and when to call in an expert.

    Thanks for the mention Tracy!

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