Civil Investigations

Family Law: Legal Matters Involving Children, Parents and Families

What is Family Law? Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including the nature of marriage,...
Debt collection agency

Collection Agencies: Tracking Down Debtors and Collecting Debts

What is a Collection Agency? A collection agency is a business that pursues payments on debts owed by individuals or businesses.  Most collection agencies operate...
bail bonds

An Overview of Bail Bonds and Bail Bondsmen

Bail Bondsman A bail bond agent, or bail bondsman, is a person or company that acts as a surety for a person who is accused...
Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of Investigation Terms and Legal Definitions

This collection of investigation definitions is intended to help private investigators, police officers and everyday citizens understand the meaning of various legal terms used by...
Legal Research

Online Legal and Law Resources and Research Databases

Private investigation work touches many different aspects of the law. Private investigators and police officers encounter situations related to legal issues such as personal...
Extortion

Extortion: Illegally Obtaining Money and Property from Others

What is Extortion? Extortion is a criminal offense which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or...
expert witness

Expert Witnesses and Legal Experts for Court Trials and Cases

What is an Expert Witness? An expert witness is a witness, who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have knowledge...
Bankruptcy

Resources for Filing Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13

This article provides an overview of the different types of bankruptcy. In addition, it provides a list of resources to help you learn how...
court records

How to Retrieve United States Court Records Using the Internet

What are Court Records? A court record is a general term that is used to describe legal records that are filed with the court system....
law books

Legal Books and Law Reference Manuals for Private Detectives

Learn About the Law with Legal Books While a law degree isn't necessary, having an understanding of the law is one of the most valuable...