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The background investigation is a crucial tool for attorneys in every area of the law. The background investigation gives you information to judge the opposition and assess their past. Putting the opposing party, or even your own client, in the context of their personal history helps people involved in legal matters make important decisions. (If you are looking for background checks in other areas, select Personal Background Checks, Insurance Criminal Background Check, or Business Background Checks Professional Results.)
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The legal background investigation starts with confirming information such as name, date of birth, Social Security number, drivers license number and last known address. From there it reveals whether the subject has aliases or false Social Security numbers. It identifies any criminal history, including prosecutions and convictions. The driving record is run to identify DUI convictions, moving violations and prior accidents.
One of the most important aspects of the legal background investigation is a thorough search for prior litigation. This includes cases where the subject is either a plaintiff or defendant. This may include searches in several jurisdictions in the event the subject has moved frequently. Also important is such information as whether the subject has bankruptcies, tax liens, judgments and notices of default in their records.
The more in-depth background investigation addresses the overall personality of the subject, personal habits, dating habits, family situation, divorces, substance abuse issues, standing in the community, civic affiliations and other such personal information.
The chart below describes the various services we offer for background investigation. For a free consultation or to get started right away on your process service project, call us for service throughout California and the US at (800) 487-0947, e-mail us or download our fax form.
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Background Investigation Options
|Level One Background
(Available only in California)
||Fixed Fee – $275*|
|Level Two Background||
||Fixed Fee – $485*|
|Level Three Background||
||Average Cost $3,000 and up|
|Background & Asset Combination|
|Background & Asset Combination||
||Fixed Fee $950*|
*Some persons with common names, evasive behavior or extremely active profiles may require an additional research fee of up to $125.