Skip Trace

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Our licensed private investigators have a wide variety of skills and diverse backgrounds. With 30+ years of experience, we have an excellent track record of providing high quality investigation services. From start to finish, our knowledgeable, discreet, and detail oriented staff goes above and beyond to manage your expectations, remain 100% confidential and update you daily as events unfold on your case. 

We rely on the best investigative technology and techniques, and comply with the industry’s leading standards for surveillance, locating, record search, and process services. 

Los Angeles Private Investigators Specializing in Locating Hard-To-Find Individuals 

What do you do when you need to find someone – but that someone doesn’t want to be found?

A skip trace investigation is the answer

A skip trace is an investigation that traces people who have skipped town. Unlike a missing persons investigation, in which the subject’s disappearance may be voluntary or involuntary, a “skip” is seeking to vanish on purpose.

Nationwide Legal Investigations, a licensed California private investigation firm, offers a complete range of skip trace investigations. Our investigators employ extensive resources and years of experience to provide you with the best results possible when it comes to tracing your subject in California, elsewhere in the United States, or, through our network of international affiliates. Through public records searches, detective work and, if necessary, personal surveillance, our skip tracers are able to locate people who don’t want to be found. Finding a “skip” can be relatively straightforward, but it can also require the untangling of a web of false identities and dummy corporations.

Skips can be divided into three groups:

  • accidental or unintentional skips (such as people who miss bill payments or suddenly move residences);
  • frightened skips (such as people hiding from their creditors); and
  • deliberate skips (such as persons who have engaged in fraud and are evading the law.)

Our skip trace investigations can locate all three varieties of skip.

If you believe that someone in your life, be it a business associate, debtor, tenant, or even a friend or relative has skipped town, the skip tracer services offered by Nationwide Legal Investigations will trace and locate them for you.

Where to Begin 

Contact us when you are ready to locate a person in hiding. We can begin the search with as little as a name, phone number or last known address. To begin please call, email or submit a request form below.

Serving Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Sacramento County and others upon request 

Our Process

1. Initial Free Case Evaluation

Our agents are on standby 24/7 to provide you with a detailed, comprehensive strategy for all your investigative needs.

2. Investigative Briefing

Once retained, our investigators will be thoroughly briefed on all the details related to your case.

3. Case Management

Our highly skilled agents will handle your matter from start to finish with the utmost professionalism while remaining 100% discreet.

4. Professional Recommendations

At the conclusion of your case and after thorough review, our team will steer you in the right direction whether it be legal or non-legal.


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