Q. What information is needed to initiate an investigation? A. Basic information such as name, last known address, SSN or FEIN (if a business) and date of birth is required to begin an investigation of an individual or business. Specific types of investigations may require additional information.
Q. How do you conduct a search after receiving the basic information? A. Searches are conducted using various on-line databases, court records and other public filings.
Q. How do I receive the results of the investigation? A. Clients are kept informed through oral and written reports either by telephone, in person, e-mail, fax or regular mail.
Q. How much does it cost for an investigation? A. The cost varies depending upon the complexity of the inquiry, and the time required to complete the investigation. Rates begin at $ 85.00 per hour.
Q. What if court testimony is required after the investigation is completed? A. Expert testimony is available at the normal hourly rate charged for the investigation, plus expenses, (travel, lodging, per diem if necessary).
Q. Do you offer payment arrangements? A. All major civil and criminal cases require a retainer based on the length of time estimated to perform the investigation. The balance is due before the final report is tendered unless other arraignments are made prior to initiation of the investigation.
Q. What types of payment are accepted? A. We accept most major credit cards, cash, business and personal checks with proper ID and guarantee.
Jack Westwood - Owner CHIPPEWA INVESTIGATIONS 4730 W McNeil Laveen, AZ 85339