We conduct Due Diligence Services. Our Diligent Specialty is trying to locate missing people. We provide expensive investigative services that result in an affidavit of due diliegnce "NOT found" and or information where the subject was found.

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Due Diligence and Search Services

Nationwide Investigative Services for Attorneys who need Due Diligent Search Services resulting in a sworn Affidavit of Due Diligence or NOT found.

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Affidavit of Due Diligence
Service of Process
Heirs, Defendant's, Debtors, Birth Parents or Witnesses Not Found   
Due Diligence Affidavit Service

Service by Publication Assistance
Court Affidavit for Due Diligent Search and Inquiry Service

 Due Diligence is an investigation service and is handled by experienced and licensed professionals ONLY. You will be paying for years of experience, the time associated with investigating and the efforts to draft and properly execute the affidavit. Found or Not Found.  If you are seeking and excellent service, we can help. Please be advised we are 85-90% successful at the starting fee.

Due Diligent Search Services  are offered by the Agency for Civil Enforcement Corporation a Florida based Nationwide Private Investigation and Private Process Server Agency. Providing specialized Attorney Services with expertise in diligent investigation services - locating defendants, heirs, birth parents and witnesses nationwide. If or when a person cannot be found in America a comprehensive Affidavit of Due Diligence, meeting specific court required criteria, is provided. A professional sworn Affidavit of Due Diligence and Search is drafted and provided within 48 hours of completing service.

 Affidavit of Due Diligence
 An Affidavit of Due Diligence is a sworn statement; a person can be found guilty of perjury if she / he submits a false, inaccurate or misleading statement in a Due Diligence Affidavit. An Affidavit of Due Diligence is often submitted by a Private process server stating the efforts he / she made to find and deliver legal documents to the subject defendant (s). Due diligence in process serving generally means that the process server or private investigator tried extensively to locate an individual by accessing information discoverable through diligent efforts, search and inquiry as referenced in our check list.

 Affidavits of due diligence are not appropriate in every situation, and the exact form may vary by state. Service of process is a critical component to legal proceedings, and failing to find or locate a defendant could have severe legal and financial implications on the parties involved. Before using or submitting an affidavit of due diligence, a professional private investigator and or process server will work closely with an Attorney to make sure the diligence is proper and comprehensive.

 When a subject cannot be served legal process in any capacity due to not being found the services of a professional Private Investigation Agency and or Licensed Private Process Server is crucial to a credible means for alternate service. The Due Diligence affidavit we can provide must offer specific and broad information that proves Diligence efforts, search and inquiry.
 Our Due Diligence administrative services offer an credible and for Court Affidavit of Due Diligent Inquiry and Search to Attorneys seeking an alternate means for service process. Due diligence in a broad sense refers to the level of research, judgment, determination, and professional inquiries that a legal service provider would reasonably be expected to do under particular circumstances. In other words, before a diligent search affidavit can be finalized provided must be iron clad, verifiable and indisputable.
 Due diligence services is a process of acquiring objective and reliable information, generally on a person, directors of a company, prior to a specific event or decision. It is usually a systematic investigative effort, which is used to gather the critical facts and descriptive information which are most relevant to the making of an informed decision on a matter before the courts.
 An affidavit of due diligence is made to attest to the investigative efforts and services of a licensed person under a duty to make diligent efforts in a legal matter. It is most commonly drafted by a process server who has unsuccessfully made attempts to personally serve another with legal papers. The affidavit will set forth the attempts made to serve the person, such as times and date of attempted service, efforts to locate the person through neighbors and much more. The purpose of such an affidavit is to show the court that all legal obligations to discharge a duty have been met, and possibly may justify alternative measures, such as service by publication.

 Additional Definitions
 Due Diligence - A Private Investigators Expertise is different than that of others such as Accountants, Lawyers  and Consultants.
 Due diligence is a program of critical analysis that companies undertake prior to making business decisions in such areas as corporate mergers/acquisitions or major product purchases/sales. The due diligence process, whether outsourced or executed in-house, is in essence an attempt to provide Attorneys and Judges with reliable and complete background information about a defendant who cannot be found or served by typical or traditional means.

 Many investigate experts caution that the due diligence process is incomplete if it does not incorporate at least ten crucial elements of a critical check list. The check list is not written in stone nor is it statutory. The list is at the discretion of the professional and is drafted as a means to show the extent of efforts placed on trying to ascertain the whereabouts of a person.

 A Due Diligence Affidavit Check List:
  Arrest Records
  Boat Registrations and Licenses
  Cell Phone Number and Records
  City Directories
  Charitable Organizations and Events
  City or Town records, such as permits, complaints and or violations
  Contact Relatives i.e. Brothers, Sister, in-laws, cousins, friends, known associates
  Corporate Records
  County Records
  Court Records
  Crash and Accident Records
  Credit Headers
  Criminal Records, Convictions
  Death Files
  Department of Corrections
  Drivers License Records
  Department of Motor Vehicle Records
  Divorce Records
  Email Addresses
  Employers - current and past
  Family Members
  Federal Court System, Civil and Criminal Cases
  Fictitious Name Filings
  Former Employees
  Hospitals in the area of the last known address
  Hunting License
  Inmate Search
  Internet Search i e. Google, MSN, Yahoo People Finder Sites
  Letters of Administration - Executrix Records
  Library Records
  Military Records
  Nationwide Predator list
  Notary License
  Occupational Licenses
  On-line Court Records
  Person (s) residing at last known address
  Police records relating to the last two known addresses
  Power or Utility Company, Cable, Cell Phone Providers
  Probate Records
  Professional Licenses
  Public Records - on line service providers
  Recent Judgments
  Recorded Documents

  Regulatory Agencies
  Research Business affiliations
  Retail Records
  Social Networking Sites
  Sheriff Websites
  Tax Collector
  Telephone Directories
  Unclaimed Assets
  US Postal Records
  Utility Records
  Vehicle Registrations
  Voter Registration
  Weapons Permit
  Website Listings

 Please be advised the diligence affidavit need not contain all of the above information but it should embody a majority of the research performed and answers found.
 Before commencing service by publication, the plaintiff, his agent or attorney must file a sworn statement of diligent search. There are four types of diligent search affidavits, one for each of the following types of defendants:
 1. Natural Persons
 2. Corporations
 3. Unknown Parties
 4. Parties Doing Business Under a Corporate Name

 Keep in mind the following:
 The examiner must carefully compare any diligent search affidavit. Any omission or material inaccuracies could make the service invalid.
 The word "address" is not synonymous with the word "residence". Where the Due Diligence Affidavit makes a statement as to the "residence" of the defendant, service is defective if the word "address" is substituted. Callaghan v. Callaghan, 337 So.2d 986 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. 1976).
 The steps taken must show that "an honest and conscientious effort, reasonably appropriate to the circumstances" was taken. Gans v. Heathgate-Sunflower Homeowner's Association, 593 So.2d. 549 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. 1992); Klinger v. Milton Holding Co., 136 Fla. 68, 186 So. 526 (Fla. 1939).

 Within 60 days of the filing of the due diligent search affidavit, the clerk or judge shall issue a notice of action in the form set forth in Section 49.08, F.S. The notice of action shall require the defendant to file an answer and serve a copy not later than the date set forth in said notice. The referenced date shall not be less than 28 nor more than 60 days after the first publication.


OUR NATIONWIDE PROCESS SERVING FEE'S START AT $95.00 AND ARE DETERMINED BY THE ADDRESS ZIP CODE WHERE YOUR SERVICE IS TO TAKE PLACE. Fee's are based upon a single address whereby we are delivering and or serving your documents to a individual or entity. Please email us for a flat fee quote. We do not bill for mileage or have any hidden expenses. The fee we quote you is what you will pay. Fee's are paid regardless of the outcome and there are NO refunds. Sorry.



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