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Lafayette Private Investigators

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We have an outstanding group of investigators with decorated law enforcement experience and extensive experience in child custody cases. We enjoy helping our clients gain the information they need to be successful in making legal,financial, and personal decisions.


Claim-Net LLC is a licensed adjusting and private investigation company handling insurance property claims and special investigations, with over 50 years' experience. We are located in Central Indiana, and handle claims' files within 250 miles of Indianapolis, IN. We are a general adjusting company handling commerical and residential property claims using Power Claim software.

  • 24 years in business

Our team only gathers the facts not hearsay Every case is different

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Legwork Investigations is a recognized leader in providing premier private investigation services to the business community, attorneys and individuals throughout the state of Indiana and across the globe. Our strong moral compass guides us in our commitment to delivering ethical, reliable, cost effective, quality solutions to our clients. Legwork Investigations is a licensed (PI21100029) and insured private investigations firm based in the state of Indiana. We help you get the information you need now! We handle a variety of different types of investigations including legal, insurance, and background investigations; asset searches; child custody and visitation; infidelity/cheating spouse/mate; skip trace-locate missing persons; surveillance-covert; hidden camera; and GPS, just to name a few.

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What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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