Linked Investigations PI Blog

Welcome to the Private Eye Blog. Please enjoy our collection of informative articles by private investigator Mike Garroutte & his associates. We hope you will find this information to be both interesting and informative. Mike Garroutte is the founder of Linked Investigations, and is a professionally licensed private investigator, possessing over 30 years of in-the-field experience as a Private Investigator.

Category: Asset Search

June 24, 2020
My House Or Yours: Cohabitation and Child Custody
Cohabitation—living together—with or without children can have a dramatic effect on your wallet. Are you paying money to an ex to assist that person with living expenses, hopefully for a temporary period? If they are now living with someone new, you can most likely reduce or cancel your assistan...
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March 3, 2020
Asset Searches and You: How to Decide When You Need One
Asset searches can be a vital tool for your personal and professional life. Private investigators use asset search investigations to provide clients with the answers they’re seeking. ...
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March 9, 2016
St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
St. Patrick’s Day is held annually on March 17th, and commemorates the day Saint Patrick died in 461 AD. With roots grounded in Christianity, it was made an official ‘feast’ day in the early 1600s. These days, it is more commonly associated with celebrating the culture and heritage of the Iris...
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February 26, 2016
Capistrano Beach Private Investigator
Orange County, California, has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. In fact, it’s so high that the County built a new law center and courthouse facility to handle all of the family law cases that were choking the existing court system. Unfortunately, children are often the innocent vict...
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February 9, 2016
Balboa Island Private Investigator
Although technically part of Newport Beach, Balboa Island is a self-sufficient community that provides a quiet escape from the bustle of the city. Access to and from the island is available via a two-lane bridge or by ferry service. Balboa Island Private Investigator Residents may occasionally requi...
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October 22, 2015
Newport Coast Private Investigator 92660
Nestled in the southern edge of Newport Beach, Newport Coast is an affluent master-planned community where it is not uncommon to see an ocean-side mansion sprinkled on the coastline. To outsiders, it may seem that the residents of Newport Coast live a life of luxury; however, like almost all communi...
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March 3, 2015
San Pedro Investigations: James Cross and the Port of Los Angeles High School
Professionals in education aren't known for their lavish lifestyles. While it is certainly possible for teachers and administrative staff to earn a comfortable living, especially after many years at their jobs, even school principals and executive leaders aren't compensated anywhere near the level t...
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November 12, 2014
Use an Asset Search to Start or End a Personal or Professional Relationship
Relationships can get messy, whether they are personal or for business purposes, which is why you should always protect yourself by any means necessary. You might think that doing a background check on someone is overkill. After all, relationships should be based on trust, right? Well, in this day a...
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June 1, 2014
Accurate Asset Search: More Reasons to Get One Before a California Divorce
So you?ve just made the very difficult decision to divorce your spouse. It's probably been a long and treacherous road to get to this point, but now that you know what you have to do, we suggest one simple action before you do anything else: get accurate asset search results from a licensed private ...
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November 1, 2013
No Heir or Executor? You May Want to Run an Asset Search.
Wills, or the lack of them, can prove a serious source of acrimony among families. When a relative dies without leaving an up-to-date or accurate will, the result can be a lengthy, and potentially costly, dispute about how to divide the assets. In the first instance, there can be difficulties in asc...
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Linked Investigations 5 Star Yelp Reviews

We love our clients, and our clients seem to like us, too! But don’t take our word for it. Read on to see what Linked Investigations clients say about our professional private investigative services.

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I have used Linked Investigations multiple times. First, it was for reasons of a personal nature. Then I began using Mike's services for my business as well, including background checks and surveillance services. What I like most about Mike is that he is genuine, takes time to get to know the clients and their needs, […]

CW

I have used Linked Investigations multiple times. First, it was for reasons of a personal nature. Then I began using Mike's services for my business as well, including background checks and surveillance services.

What I like most about Mike is that he is genuine, takes time to get to know the clients and their needs, and goes above the call of duty to answer questions. He has provided solutions I hadn't thought of before, which is a major bonus as a small business owner. I highly recommend Mike and the his Linked Investigations investigators for both private and corporate investigation.

I have referred many a friend and colleague his way.

CW

Mike is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have been going through a very trying and complicated personal issue over the past year. Mike was able to help me to understand his services, and provide me with some well needed advise. As other reviewers have written, Mike is a pleasure to deal with, prices are reasonable […]

Calle R

Mike is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have been going through a very trying and complicated personal issue over the past year. Mike was able to help me to understand his services, and provide me with some well needed advise. As other reviewers have written, Mike is a pleasure to deal with, prices are reasonable and well worth the piece of mind. I have no doubt that Mike goes above and beyond for all his clients. Thank you again Mike!

Calle R

I came to a point where in needed a PI for a case I was involved in. I'm glad when a friend recommended me to this place. I was a mess when I sat down to talk about my case. He was very thoughtful and genuinely cared about what I was going threw. He took […]

Vanessa T

I came to a point where in needed a PI for a case I was involved in. I'm glad when a friend recommended me to this place. I was a mess when I sat down to talk about my case. He was very thoughtful and genuinely cared about what I was going threw. He took the time to answer all my questions and walked me through everything step by step. I felt comfortable and safe talking with him. I would definitely recommend going here!

Vanessa T

Mike was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was highly impressed by his performance and experience. Linked Investigations was absolutely successful in accomplishing everything I had asked of them. Mike was much easier to talk with and work with than some of the others I had tried to work with in the past.

Steven H

Mike was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was highly impressed by his performance and experience. Linked Investigations was absolutely successful in accomplishing everything I had asked of them. Mike was much easier to talk with and work with than some of the others I had tried to work with in the past.

Steven H

Mike is the best around, have known him and worked with him for over 10 years. He is extremely professional, great at what he does and easy to work with. Would recommended Mike and Linked Investigations to EVERYONE! A+++++

A.C.R

Mike is the best around, have known him and worked with him for over 10 years. He is extremely professional, great at what he does and easy to work with. Would recommended Mike and Linked Investigations to EVERYONE! A+++++

A.C.R

If you need assistance and don't know where to go, Mike at LI is definitely the person you need to speak to. He is an extremely good listener to grasp your situation quickly and provide intelligent and informative information to help you out. He evaluates the situation carefully to help you determine a course of […]

Ros J

If you need assistance and don't know where to go, Mike at LI is definitely the person you need to speak to. He is an extremely good listener to grasp your situation quickly and provide intelligent and informative information to help you out. He evaluates the situation carefully to help you determine a course of action and avoid unnecessary expense. He will be very direct and offer solutions for your considerations and how to tackle the issues. You can't get better than that! My interaction with Mike superseded all expectations! Definitely give he and his team a call!

Ros J

Mike has helped me on several occasions in the last two years for surveillance and background checks on men in my life who were potentially not good for me to be in a relationship with. He has far exceeded my expectations every time. He is incredibly perceptive, knowledgeable and highly skilled at what he does. […]

Lynn D

Mike has helped me on several occasions in the last two years for surveillance and background checks on men in my life who were potentially not good for me to be in a relationship with. He has far exceeded my expectations every time. He is incredibly perceptive, knowledgeable and highly skilled at what he does. Each time I called him for service, he first helped me to figure out what my goals were so I don't end up wasting my time or money in areas that will not help me gain the information or the clarity I needed. He genuinely cared about my situation and he took the time to explain all aspects of what I can expect in the process. After working with him, I will not even consider working with anyone else.

Lynn D

I called several investigators to ask for help finding the owner of a hit and run vehicle. No one seemed to offer any real help until I talked to Mike. He told me exactly what to tell my insurance company and helped me understand my rights in the situation. Everything he told me was true…and […]

Jennifer R

I called several investigators to ask for help finding the owner of a hit and run vehicle. No one seemed to offer any real help until I talked to Mike. He told me exactly what to tell my insurance company and helped me understand my rights in the situation. Everything he told me was true…and the insurance company resolved the situation! The incredible part…he didn't charge me and he wouldn't even take payment when I offered! I will definitely use his services if needed again, and I want to be sure to pay whatever his efforts are worth!

Jennifer R

I contacted Mike about finding a couple childhood friends. He was professional and very helpful throughout the whole process. Any questions I had were answered promptly and I could not have been happier with the results. Thank you Mike!

Jason S

I contacted Mike about finding a couple childhood friends. He was professional and very helpful throughout the whole process. Any questions I had were answered promptly and I could not have been happier with the results. Thank you Mike!

Jason S

I found this company from Yelp and Mike helped me to serve the person efficiently . I will definitely recommend them to any of my friends who need this kind of help. Thank you very much!

Rosemary C

I found this company from Yelp and Mike helped me to serve the person efficiently . I will definitely recommend them to any of my friends who need this kind of help. Thank you very much!

Rosemary C

If you need information on something or someone, Mike is your guy! He is quick, talented and really listens to what you need. Most importantly, he also helps you understand the data you receive, which is not always easy considering there is a lot of info to sift through. Each report highlights the areas of […]

Monica K

If you need information on something or someone, Mike is your guy! He is quick, talented and really listens to what you need. Most importantly, he also helps you understand the data you receive, which is not always easy considering there is a lot of info to sift through. Each report highlights the areas of most importance and there is additional info to help you put things in context. I will go to Mike anytime I need detailed information. Thank you for all your help!!

Monica K

I've been using Linked Investigations for years to do background checks. Their data is WAY more thorough than other background check agencies. I highly recommend Linked Investigations!

Julia H

I've been using Linked Investigations for years to do background checks. Their data is WAY more thorough than other background check agencies. I highly recommend Linked Investigations!

Julia H

I was in need of hiring a private investigator after some suspicious activity started happening and thankfully found Mike through Yelp. The level of service and information he gave was above and beyond my expectations! He provided me what I needed and was extremely knowledgeable. I could tell he's a real genuine human being who […]

Jes Y

I was in need of hiring a private investigator after some suspicious activity started happening and thankfully found Mike through Yelp. The level of service and information he gave was above and beyond my expectations! He provided me what I needed and was extremely knowledgeable. I could tell he's a real genuine human being who truly wants to help people. Very thankful I found him to investigate my case and provide the info that I needed!

Jes Y

I recently called Linked Investigators to try to find the owner of an LLC. I sent him all the info I had. A day later he emailed me to call him. We talked, he gave me his assessment of who was who and what was what, gave me some great advice on proceeding or not […]

Mimi L

I recently called Linked Investigators to try to find the owner of an LLC. I sent him all the info I had. A day later he emailed me to call him. We talked, he gave me his assessment of who was who and what was what, gave me some great advice on proceeding or not AND he did not charge me. Today I got a 77 page report!

I never thought I would need an investigator but this situation was gnawing at me and I had to get an answer.

Mimi L

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