“What is this going to cost? “ “How do you figure out your prices?” “It seems expensive, why?” I am asked these questions a lot. Most of the time I explain by itemizing the various services we charge for, but I really think understanding the costs of Private Investigation comes with valuing what you are paying for. We all mentally categorize … [Read more...] about Private Investigation….Luxury or Necessity?
The Case John C.* claimed that as a result of multiple surgeries to fix his diverticulitis he was unable to engage in the activities he was once able to do; activities such as boating, fishing, lifting, bending, etc. While the difficulties he claimed were known complications, he blamed the surgeon for failing to operate early enough. The … [Read more...] about From the B. Lauren Case Files: “The Shifty Sailor”
As many others are, I am also mourning the death of John McCain. He was a great man who remained true to his beliefs throughout a long and eventful life. Perhaps what strikes me most is that Senator McCain not only lived during historical events such as wars, recessions, political upheavals, natural disasters, to name a few; he truly experienced … [Read more...] about Is John McCain an American Hero?
No. But the answer is not as simple as I thought. Historically, society tended to dub someone a Peeping Tom very liberally; almost lightly. Images of a little boy crawling around on a party floor trying to catch a glimpse under a girl’s skirt was seen as harmless; almost a rite of passage. In today’s “me too” world a Peeping Tom, of any age or … [Read more...] about Are Private Investigators Peeping Toms?
As Meghan Markle rides through Windsor in her specially chosen horse-drawn carriage, clothed in the gown of her dreams, with a real life prince charming, to most it seems like a fairy tale in every sense of the word. But, the events of the past week, specifically surrounding Ms. Markle’s father backing out of attending the wedding for some … [Read more...] about The Royal Wedding….Will the Fairy Tale Have a Happy Ending?
Last week I spent over 10 hours in the car driving to North Carolina with my family I learned a lot. Even as a mom who spends her professional time watching others with a suspicious eye, I realized how little I really know about how my teenage son spends his time on line. Just when I thought I had it – a Facebook page, an Instagram account, and a … [Read more...] about Twitter Today Roulette Tomorrow….Keeping Up with Your Teen’s Internet Safety
As I’m sure most of you already know, transgender Olympic athlete and reality star Bruce Jenner revealed himself this week on the cover of Vanity Fair as his true self Caitlyn Jenner. While I am no expert and am in no position to comment on transgender struggles, I will say that I wish her well and hope she finds peace in her new public role as a … [Read more...] about What Has Caitlyn Jenner Gotten Herself Into?
This Sunday marks another day of celebrating the universally agreed upon hardest job in the world. I don’t really think one day is enough considering the beating many of us take the other 364 days a year, but I’ll take it. If you’re like me, you’ll receive a card reading something like this, “To the Best Mom in the World.” Let’s be honest, we can’t … [Read more...] about What Makes a Super Mom? – A Mommy PI’s Definition
“He was a sweet, nice kid” That’s how *Brian’s father described his 19 year old son who was stabbed and killed by his girlfriend on April 6 in the apartment they shared where Brian was attending school. A typical case of domestic abuse under not so typical circumstances. Brian and his girlfriend were young. Too young. He was a well built and … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence – Early Intervention Can Mean Prevention
I finally finished my taxes last night and like many of you I breathed my annual sigh of relief. Reviewing the details of our financial picture can be grueling and even painful. It’s easy to go through the year with blinders on when we over spend or make poor decisions. But in April of each year we have no choice but to lay it all out for Uncle … [Read more...] about Financial Infidelity….A Cheater Among Us?