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: Family Law

April 1, 2014
Is Your Divorce Attorney Willing to Work for Your Money?
Divorce Attorney + Divorce Investigator = WIN This investigator still finds it a little strange when we come across a Family Law Attorney who doesn't use private investigators, isn't aware of what we can do and doesn't realize the benefits of using experienced private investigators in divorce matter...
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April 1, 2014
California Divorce: The Divorce Rate for Baby Boomers is Skyrocketing
According to an article by CBS Boston, the divorce rate for baby boomers is skyrocketing. In 2009, 1 in 4 people getting a divorce were over the age of 50. Despite the large number of couples in the baby boomer generation making the decision to go their separate ways, it's complicated for older adul...
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January 1, 2014
5 Tips to Facilitate Your California Divorce
California is a no-fault divorce state, which means the grounds for divorce are somewhat loose. However, it also means you need to have your ducks in a row in order to ensure your divorce proceeds as fairly and equitably as possible. Unlike other states, where infidelity or abuse can affect alimony,...
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January 1, 2014
It's Divorce Month: Tips For Your California Divorce
Did you know January is being termed National Divorce Month? That's right. More California divorces are filed in January than any other month. Most likely, couples who have been unhappy for a long time, decide to wait until after the holidays to move forward. Then, the holidays are so grueling for u...
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October 1, 2013
3 Common Child Custody Violations You Can Prove in Court
Court order violations are no joke. Judges aren't happy when their legal decisions, or the decisions made by their colleagues, aren't respected. If your ex has been violating child custody orders, it's important that you have legitimate, documentable and/or reportable proof that will stand up in cou...
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October 1, 2013
What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Child Custody: Must-read for women. Corona Del Mar Private Investigator Services
While speaking with Bonnie Kaye during her weekly Straight Wives Talk Show, Bonnie mentioned a book she was reading titled, What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Child Custody. The book was written by prominent family law attorney Gayle Rosenwald Smith, J.D. and freelance writer and editor ...
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October 1, 2013
Kellye Taylor Murder: A Child Custody Battle Gone Wrong
On Friday, October 11, Kellye Taylor was fatally stabbed in front of her students as they played in a park across the street from their school. The suspected perpetrator, Steven Brown, is said to have approached Taylor from behind and stabbed her as she watched her students play in the park during t...
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September 1, 2013
Clint Eastwood Probably Won't Sue for Child Custody of His 7th Child.
The Hollywood divorce news is buzzing this week. Leading the articles about Hollywood couples navigating the realm of divorce and child custody issues is Clint Eastwood and his second wife, Dina. Mrs. Eastwood filed for legal separation, plus Dina is asking for primary physical custody of their 16-y...
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August 1, 2013
Family law investigator for divorce attorneys
Divorce is never going to be pretty. Developing the strongest case possible can help to soften the blow though, and make the outcome as positive as possible. The contribution of a California private investigator can maximize the chances of ensuring the terms of a divorce meet your client's wishes. I...
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August 1, 2013
Legalizing Gay Divorce: what it means for gay husbands and wives
Colorado has finalized its first gay divorce. What does this mean for gay couples moving forward? ...
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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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