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The Most Common Types Of Police Reports That Are Helpful For Process Servers, Private Investigators and Attorneys

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, September 23, 2018, In : process server 


Are you trying to find someone or some thing?

Do you feel that the facts just don't make sense or something is being left out?

Are you getting the, "I don't have to talk to you" or "Show me a subpoena" from officers or other officials involved in the case?

Many times the, "devil" IS in the details, as the popular saying goes, no matter what color hat you are wearing :)

So much information can be gained from various reports and documentary sources - you just need to know what to look for and how t...


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BORED with those same old ho hum CE classes?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, In : classes 


Run on over to our school where we not only have continuing education for process servers, private investigators and other legal professionals. we have FUN too!


Classes like:


*Making Your First Serve

*The Most Common Types of Police Reports That Are Helpful For Process Servers, Private Investigators and Attorneys

*Website 101

*You CAN Write Now

*Grab More Customers With Google

*Introduction To Court Pleadings And Other Docs

*Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep Class

*Background Checks: Beyond The...


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Arizona Private Process Server Supreme Court Approved Continuing Education And Training

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, September 8, 2018, In : training and classes 


Are you an Arizona Private Process Server in need of your annual 10 hours of CE credit? If so, you've come to the right place.

I would recommend checking out our Just $18 in '18 Continuing Education Class Bundle.

Yes, I know!

It's difficult to remember those 10 hours continuing education classes each year, let alone take them! Oh and let's not forget about paying for them :(

That's why I am so excited to announce our $18 in '18 program!

Now you can get all of your classes all in one place, for one...


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New Class Launched For Private Investigators and Process Servers

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


We launched a new class for our private investigator and process servers! You can check it out and register here.
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Process Server Systems: Work Smarter Not Harder, Save Time And Make More Money

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, March 31, 2018, In : Process Serving 
Happy Saturday! I just released a new class in the school:

Process Server Systems

It's part of the Just '18 in '18 bundle where each class is only $18 and a new class is released each month.

https://continuingeducationandtraining.teachable.com/p/process-server-systems

If you are not a member of the school, you may wish to sign up so that you get notifications of new classes. These are not only for Process Servers but Private Investigators, other legal professionals and business owners too!

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New Class: Ethics for the Arizona Private Process Server

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : classes 



Are you a private process server looking for continuing education credits?

Maybe need a refresher on some of the rules and regulations?

How about best practices to guide your business?

We've got them here!

About This Course:

In this class we review the Arizona Code Of Judicial Administration Section 7-204 as it relates to private process server conduct and ethics.

We discuss things like:

- Rules and Applicable Law

- Professionalism

- Ethics

- Candor

And discuss real world instances and scenarios to furt...


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Arizona Private Process Server Certification Exam Prep Class - Now Take Online 24-7

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Process Serving 


NOW ONLINE - ATTEND ANYTIME 24/7

We are exited to announce that our most sought after Arizona Private Process Server Certification Exam Prep Class is now available ANYTIME you want it! 

Yes, that's right, you can take it from your home, phone, tablet or anywhere there is an internet connection.

This saves on gas and time and even money, as the online version saves you $100 as opposed to other schools and $79 off of the live class. NOTE: You can still upgrade to add the one on one session. This o...

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Arizona Private Process Server Program

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Process Serving 

Looking to become certified as a private process server in Arizona? If so, you will have to pass the examination and testing which is approved by the Arizona Supreme Court and administered in the county in which you reside. More information about the process is here.

This private process server program is available in the following Arizona counties:

Apache, Coconino, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.

You can find a LIST...


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Educational and Marketing Deductions for 2017

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, November 13, 2017, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


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Unleash Your Inner Investigator - Pre-registration Now Open!

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : classes 


We are SO excited to announce our newest class. You KNOW you've always wanted to be a private investigator and now you can UNLEASH YOUR INNER INVESTIGATOR during our class and beyond!

We are taking pre-registration before opening to the general public and this will allow you to take advantage of FREE or low cost tuition. 

You are able to register on the website now. 

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Have You Checked For A Bankruptcy During Your Judgment Recovery Efforts?

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, October 22, 2017, In : judgment recovery asset investigations 



I have been working on a case with a judgement creditor and he pulled a comprehensive report and found that the debtor had not too long ago file bankruptcy. I was concerned that the judgment might have been included in the bankruptcy and recommended that the creditor check on this.

Unfortunately, he contacted me and told me that he just found out that allegedly the bk was included in the bankruptcy. This is one of the reasons that we strongly recommend pulling a comprehensive report before we ...


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How Do I Serve Thee?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, In : Process Serving 


Are you having issues with finding a competent process server? Did you know there is more than one way to serve someone?  Difficult service is really not "difficult" at all when you know the other alternatives at your disposal. That's why we recommend hiring a licensed, experienced process server. If YOU are the process server and are frustrated with your "success rate", please give us a call or visit our school for technical training and continuing education. We are always happy to be of S...
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Speedy Process Service

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, September 14, 2017, In : Process Serving 


Don't waste time driving around looking for a process server! Scan your docs to us and get them out the door and served faster!!!

Our process servers work in Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and we can serve electronic copies of documents.

Get the app from the App Store for iPhone or from the Google Play Store for Android. It's so simple!

Concerned about the data in the docs (you should be)...send us only the link and we can download the docs ourselves. Then we can send you a ...

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Are YOU Prepared For All Eventualities?????

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, In : Background Checks 


We all love this saying but it sometimes seems hard to implement when we are dealing with someone we love, or parting with money. 

We (my family and I) are coming out of the most recent Hurricane Irma and it can be a very frustrating time. I remember going through Hurricane Andrew and the waiting seemed to be unbearable, along with all of the clean up after. Now, we are VERY thankful that the hurricane treated South Florida better than expected.

And, like with background checks, gut feelings, d...

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Update On Continuing Education And Training Classes

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, August 12, 2017, In : classes 


Hi, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I wanted to send some updates on our classes and educational materials...

For Our Process Servers

First of all, congratulations to our most recent graduates of our Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep course!!!! Way to go!!!!! Everyone passed the licensing exam and we haven't lost one yet!

If you are seeking licensing for process serving and you have not taken your test, we have just scheduled our remaining classes for October, November, Dec...


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New Class: Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep Class

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, July 22, 2017, In : Process Serving 


If you have thought about a career in the legal field, or better yet, owning your own business, consider becoming a process server.

A process server is a private party, contracted by companies and individuals, who serves court papers (formally known as legal process) as required by the courts to parties involved in the proceedings.

Arizona requires process servers to apply and be certified. Once you are approved you are allowed to “serve” anywhere in the state of Arizona.

A process server ca...


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New Class - How To Conduct A Proper Background Check

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, March 17, 2017, In : classes 


Been burned by a service worker or duped by a partner (business or personal)? How about relied on someone else to properly check someone out and learned the hard way that no one cares like you do? Or, do you just wonder what all the hoopla is about background checks?

If so, you've come to the right place!

In our How To Conduct A Proper Background Check class, you will learn not only WHERE to look for information but WHAT and WHY you need it!

Taught by a former police detective and working privat...


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Marketing Your Private Investigator or Process Server Business

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


These are the stats from one of my sales channels for January 2017. You can see (hopefully) that 20% of total sales came from a mobile device and new buyers make up 93% of total shoppers.

What does this mean for you? If you do not have a website or your website is not mobile optimized, you might be missing out on 20% of your customers. Too, did you know that Google has been rumored to down rank sites that are not mobile optimized?

And, how would you like to get 93% more new clients each month? ...

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Arizona Private Process Server Program Class - New Date

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, In : classes 


Arizona Private Process Server Exam Preparation Course

This in-depth, 3 day 12-hour, course covers the laws, procedures, ethics rules and guidelines to help you prepare for your process server exam.This exam is required to become a licensed process server in Maricopa and other counties throughout the state.

This course is taught ONLINE, LIVE FACE TO FACE.

We will be teaching 4 hours each night,Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The next process se...


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Valentine's Day Gifts Are Here!

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, In : private investigation 
Check out our Facebook page to learn more and get your present!
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The Police Report As An Aid To Your Investigation - Class

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : classes 


Are you a process server or private investigator looking for continuing education and training or CE credits? If so, check out our newest class, The Police Report As An Aid To Your Investigation. 

Maybe you are stuck on a case and don't know where to turn....there could be a lot of information buried in the police department archives. Did you know there are more reports and sources of information other than the traffic ticket, accident report or incident report? We'll show you!

This class is ta...


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Continuing Education and Training For Process Servers, Private Investigator and Legal Professionals in Arizona and Across The Globe

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : training and classes 


Have you seen our list of courses? If not, here are some below and we are always creating more!

Continuing Education, CLE and CE's for Individuals, Corporations, Process Servers, Investigators, Attorneys, and other Legal Professionals

Please check our Calendar for current offerings or Contact Us to schedule a class.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Christine for the past 5 years.  When I first started my Private Investigations business in Arizona, Christine was one the first people that sat do...


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You Can Bank On It!

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, In : judgment recovery asset investigations 

Woo hoo! We are excited because we located a business bank account for one of our clients. Now we can serve the garnishment papers on the bank and help them recover some of their money.

We know that recovering on a judgment can be hard but we are here to help. If you need to find a debtor, bank account, asset or employer in order to garnish or develop leads, please contact us. 

We offer a free consultation and are tipping the scales of justice every day for our clients.
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Got a Deadbeat? Wish them a Merry Christmas With Our Presence

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, November 5, 2016, In : child custody investigations 
Check out our video showing how we helped locate a deadbeat dad and got him to pay up.

Give yourself and your deadbeat parent a neat present this year.
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When In Vegas....

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : private investigation 


NOW SERVING NEVADA:

What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas....let the chips fall where they may!

With our team of expert investigators, we uncover the truth, whether undercover, on the street or through the use of technology.

Do you have a cheating spouse? Are you concerned about where the money goes? Need to know what's really happening during visitation? And best yet, we love those, "I can't work" worker's comp cases where it seems that in Vegas, all bets are off!

Call or message u...


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Don't Take Everything At Face Value

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, In : Background Checks 


Wow, I can't believe it's been since June that I have posted here....I have been busy on our FaceBook page, LinkedIn and on YouTube so if you haven't been there yet, you're missing out.

Okay, back to the task at hand.....I get calls every day with situations where people thought that people, or situations, were different than they turned out to be. It sucks, frankly, and I do my best to get answers and help pick up the pieces.

Another call today, from a landlord that needed assistance with a ju...

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New Online Class - Introduction To Judgment Recovery $10

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : classes 


In this course you will learn the strategies used by successful judgment recovery professionals. We want you to get satisfaction of your judgment; COMPLETE satisfaction, literally and emotionally.

We understand it can be confusing and we hope to shed some light on this process providing essential tools and techniques.

We will discuss Recording Your Judgment, Locating Debtors, Employers, Assets and Bank Accounts, Garnishing Money and Assets, Renewing Your Judgment and more.

This program has been ...


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The Police Report As An Aid To Your Investigation

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : private investigation 

As a private investigator, do you view the police department as friend or foe? For me, as a former police officer, I have a unique perspective on the job of officers and the private and public scrutiny that goes with it. I support our guys and gals in blue, because until you have walked in someone's shoes....you know how the saying goes. With that said, frequently a lot of people I meet during the course of my work discount what the police department and its members have to offer in the way o...


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2016 Crime Prevention and Auto Theft Day at the Arizona State Capitol

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Resources 


Check out the 2016 Auto Theft and Crime Prevention Day at the Arizona State Capitol. Monday, March 28, 2016. Meet and learn from a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention experts how to keep yourself, your property, and your loved ones safe! See flier for more details.

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FREE: New Identity Theft App

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, In : Computer and Internet Fraud 
From the Identify Theft Resource Center, "A new mobile application that will help victims and potential victims of identity theft. The app will also teach consumers how to protect themselves and educate the public about identity theft and related issues." 

Go HERE for more info and in the App Store and Google Play



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GPS Locator and Tracking For Your Child or Aging Parent

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : child custody investigations 



Are you having child custody concerns? Do you want to feel more confident when your child is with the ex, at school, or other function?

I was recently brainstorming with a client during a custody investigation. We were finding that the other custodial parent was not adhering to the Judgment and Agreement.

Usually we recommend a locator program on a cell phone but this was proving difficult due to the child's age. Through research, my client was able to locate this neat Care F GPS and Emergency ...
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Most Important Thing In A Divorce

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Family Law and Divorce Cases 



I was recently talking with one of my family law attorneys about divorce cases. We were discussing the most helpful things to prevail in a divorce case as far as "What do you want to know?" and the answer was MONEY. 

Who has the money, who had the money, is it being hidden and how can we find it. That's where a good private investigator comes in.

We have many ways of finding money, for divorce, custody and alimony as well as asset location and finding deep pockets for litigation.

If you are look...

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If it walks like a......

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, August 16, 2015, In : private investigation 


Yeah, yeah. It's a Zebara, right? But what's so special about this Zebra? 

It's not just black and white. Meaning, not just a private investigator or not a private investigator. Anything can have stripe and call itself one of the herd. Here's why you want to look past the illusion....

We have a number of "licensed" investigators in the state of Arizona and across the U.S. Believe it or not, there are still some states that do not require licensing. Yep, go figure!

I have heard from and met quite...
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What's the Cost? Pay now or pay later.

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, August 16, 2015, In : private investigation 


As I'm sure with many professions, I get asked the question, "What does it cost to do a background check?" or "How much do you charge for this?" 

A recent posting in our investigator forum was talking about a new service whereby investigators would work at a set rate, which is at least 2/3rd's lower than my rate. And, from the comments on the post, I gather it was well below what those investigators were charging too.

If you were going in to have a serious surgery or procedure done, let's say b...
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FAN-tastic!

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, August 16, 2015, In : Process Serving 



What a great raving fan - we love to hear from our satisfied clients. It's makes our day and reinforces what we do!

Are you having issues with your current process server or investigator? We can help.Join our fan club today ;)

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A Dogged Investigator

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : criminal defense investigations 


Yep, I'll take the analogy, of course I love dogs!!!

No really, I have been called a "dogged investigator" and "like a dog with a bone" with relation to my investigative style. I take that as praise and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Recently, that canine comparison came to a head on a criminal investigation. We had heard rumors of a similar incident where it may have been a false report, which would certainly help our current case. Nothing like a "crying wolf" witness to add lack of credibi...
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What Happens If It Isn't Served In Time?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Process Serving 


Well, it could be a BIT more than a parking ticket.....you could lose important evidence in your case, or if worse comes to worst, have your case dismissed!

Just yesterday, I had conversations with an attorney and one a business owner. Both were complaining about other process serving firms who were late with serving documents and delivering critical case documents. It's unfortunate that I hear this foo often lately....well, not unfortunate for me because I now have two NEW clients.

The questio...
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What Is Due Diligence?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Background Checks 


I was talking recently with a client and we were discussing due diligence. In this case, the client had to sue a customer to recover money owed to the client. Of course, future preventative measures came up, which led us to the subject of due diligence.

Merriam-Webster has two definitions for due diligence, ":  the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property, :  research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business tr...
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Honoring Small Business Week 2015

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Workplace Investigations 


Are you a small business owner? Congratulations on investing in your idea and yourself!

One of the considerations when opening your business is the fact that you can't do it all yourself and you are not a specialist in all areas.

A good investigative agency may be a resource for you in areas such as background checks for employees, partners and potential clients, due diligence, computer forensics and security processes, mystery shopping and employee investigations.

We hope that it never comes to...
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Use of Force Investigations

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : criminal defense investigations 


Recently we have seen incidents of complaints against the police for improper use of force and negligence in death investigations. These cases are instigating public demonstrations and investigations into officer behavior and departmental policies.

Aside from making the national news, use of force should be examined in each case when someone has been arrested and may or may not have been charged with an assault on an officer. Many departments have implemented and utilize a Use of Force policy....

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Green Light Your Defense Investigation

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : criminal defense investigations 

There's nothing worse than a stagnant investigation, where all you are seeing are red light and stop signs, be it insurance defense or criminal defense. Work with us and get the green light, literally. We were recently able to assist in a criminal defense investigation by locating and understanding the traffic signal pattern. 

Did you know that the signals are timed and that certain lanes get certain signals depending on traffic conditions and time of day? We did! That's why we requested the t...
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What's The Alternative?

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Process Serving 


I was recently discussing serving papers with a client and they asked, "What happens if you don't serve them the first time?" I was happy to say that we usually get our serves on the first attempt :) but when someone is evading there are other means of Alternate Service of Process.

When there are problems serving, such as being unable to locate the party or when the party is evading service, the court can allow other methods for alternate service. The process server, when there is an unsuccess...
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What Was Your Last Meal Like? Maybe They Need A Mystery Shopping Investigation!

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Mystery Shopping Investigations 


Do you have a favorite restaurant here in town? You know the place, where it's usually great and then one day you get awful service? Or maybe it's a change of management?

I know just the thing! Yesterday I had one of the worst meal experiences in a local Tempe restaurant which is part of a small local chain. I love going to this restaurant, just not the Tempe location.

The best part of knowing a chain restaurant is supposed to be consistent service at all locations and knowing that your favorit...
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Is My Neighborhood Safe? Checking The Calls For Service Report

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : Background Checks 


A few months ago a client was talking about moving and wanted my input on "safe areas of town". I advised him to visit the neighborhoods he was interested in at various days and times so he would get a feel of the neighborhood - as in the daytime many folks are at work - and kids are at school - all looks peaceful and quiet. I also recommended that he check any particular address, for a home he was seriously interested in buying, with the local police department.

Yesterday, I heard an ad on th...
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Can You Help Me With My Insurance Claim?

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Insurance Investigations 



Yes, we can! Don't just take "no" for an answer!

In trying to have an insurance claim paid, it can be a big fight depending on what company you are dealing with, what claims representative you get, the circumstances involved and how much money is on the line.

Take it from me, who just recently had to fight her own battle. And, I used to work for an insurance company - I knew what they were telling me was not right and I continued to move forward until my claim was taken care of properly.

If you ...

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Locating People To Serve Papers

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, January 23, 2015, In : Missing Persons and Locates 


Frequently we get calls such as, "I need to serve someone but I don't know where they are" or "I need to serve someone but I don't know their exact name". Don't give up on what you need to do, get help from an experienced investigator so you can find the person.

We recently assisted two clients who needed to locate someone to serve papers. In one case, it was an estranged spouse and they were unsure where the party was located. We were able to conduct a database search (which can be quick an i...
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What Can Be Done In Child Custody Investigations?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, In : child custody investigations 


"My custody arrangements are not fair!" 
and "Can you get me evidence for my custody hearing? are two things that we hear quite a bit about.

Whether your divorce has been finalized or you are currently involved with divorce proceedings, you may wish to consider hiring an investigator. There are many ways that we can help.

Recently we assisted with a custody investigation to verify assertions made by one parent regarding availability for child care and stated current job responsibilities. Our cli...
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Job Applicants and Due Diligence

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, January 19, 2015, In : Workplace Investigations 


Are you in charge of your hiring? Have you really reviewed your job application and hiring process to ensure you are asking the right questions?


Not too long ago I was at a client site for a workplace investigation. Unfortunately they had an issue and we were looking at several employees to attempt to determine if they were involved. 

In reviewing one employee's application, we found that they had been "let go" from a past employer and many dates of employment only listed the years and not the ...
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Process Serving: Number of Attempts Needed

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, January 19, 2015, In : Process Serving 
I recently took a call from a potential customer. They were looking for a process server. They were in Apache Junction AZ and wanted IMMEDIATE service of process for a divorce in Scottsdale AZ. They asked the price, which I quoted at our standard rate, providing three attempts.

The customer appeared to be taken aback, asking "Only three? The other company offered five!" My response to that was that any good process server should make the service on the first attempt, negating the need for the ...
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Christine Burke, Private Investigator Welcome to my blog! It seems that every time I meet someone and tell them my profession, I get the "Wow, that must be so cool" or "I always wanted to be a private investigator" or "Where were you when I needed you", "What types of things do you investigate" and most of all, "Can you help me with...." I thought that this blog might be a good way to answer these questions and more. Please feel free to comment or send me your question!

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