Private Investigations for Individuals

There are many incidences where an individual may need to contract the services of a private investigator. Some of the most common cases have to do with a cheating spouse, concerns about your child’s welfare when they are with the other parent/guardian, or background checks before dating or marrying someone. Sharp Investigations, LLC has successfully investigated incidences of marital infidelity, child neglect or abuse, or other cases of suspicious activity – all of which are admissible in court.

Domestic Infidelity

domestic infidelity

Marriage is supposed to be a commitment for life, but we all know that this isn’t always the case. There are times when a spouse will stray and have an adulterous relationship. When this occurs, it is important that you have the evidence needed to protect you and your family.

What constitutes adultery under South Carolina is open to debate. The South Carolina family courts use a two-pronged test to rule on allegations of adultery. The elements used to show that your spouse is inclined to be unfaithful is Motive/Inclination and Opportunity.

Sharp Investigations has successfully proven these elements and presented the evidence in Family Court. To obtain the evidence needed we normally use a GPS tracker system, covert and overt cameras, surveillance and database searches. Each case is different and the time to successfully complete a Domestic/Infidelity case varies, but on average a case can usually be completed in three to four weeks.

Whether you use the evidence gathered in Family Court or for just peace of mind, Sharp Investigations, LLC will always be discreet and professional while gathering the evidence you need to protect you and your children's future.

Background Searches

Research on someone's background in your own life can offer you piece of mind when making decisions about the future. All background checks are confidential; the person being investigated is never told about the investigation.

Background checks can include a criminal history check, online dating information verification (new boyfriend/girlfriend), confirmation of assets, liens, judgements, bankruptcy, sex offender registry search, employment check and more.

Child Custody

Child Custody

The issue of child custody is complicated by the level of emotion that people attach to dealing with their children. Child custody issues can be very stressful and sometimes we make poor decisions when we’re under a great deal of stress or when we feel threatened by the loss of our children. This is a very difficult issue that we take seriously.

A child custody dispute can be resolved in one of two ways: either by agreement between the parents or by a judge when the parents can’t agree. In the case of a divorce or separation, a child custody investigation can help make sure that the child/children involved stay safe.

Sharp Investigations, LLC has successfully used surveillance to determine what happens when a parent is with a child. Our investigators can document or video tape any abuse or neglect that they see and gather other evidence that suggests whether the child is being treated well or not.

Our investigators can find out whether a parent indulges in reckless driving, criminal activity, alcoholism, neglect or other activities that may affect the child's welfare. Our private investigator’s findings always has more credence in court than a parent’s accusations.

Video surveillance and GPS tracking are the primary tools used when conducting a Child Custody Investigation. However, having a private investigator that can also conduct background checks on individuals that the child is exposed to is very important. Sharp Investigations, LLC uses every available tool to ensure that children are protected.

GPS Tracking

Over the last few years GPS tracking has become an inexpensive tool used to assist private investigators in many of their investigations. No longer are private investigators having to conduct hours of costly surveillance in an attempt to monitor or locate the subject of their investigation.

GPS tracking/monitors can be successfully used in suspect infidelity/divorce cases and child custody/visitation.

Additional GPS/computerized tracking units have been used to give peace of mind in determining the driving habits of your teenager or elderly parent.

Skip Tracing

Skip Tracing is a colloquial term used to describe the process of locating a person's whereabouts for any number of purposes. The days when you went to the phone book, crisscross directory, or reverse phone book are old school, very costly and obsolete. With recent advances in technology, the availability and quality of information has expanded dramatically.

For private investigations for individuals, we can use skip tracing to find a current address for a long lost family member or schoolmate, locate a person that needs to be served with family court documents (i.e. child support, divorce) or with other civil papers, or locate an individual to inform them about assets or an inheritance.

The availability of information is the key to conducting a successful skip trace. Sharp Investigations, LLC subscribes and has access to many private and public databases some of which are only available to licensed private investigators.

Price can certainly be an issue, but many times the price is very inexpensive when measured to the benefit gained by it. Skip tracing services start at $45.00 per search, depending on the information needed.