What is an ex parte TRO?

What is an ex parte T.R.O.? It’s a Temporary Restraining Order issued by the court when only one party to the case is present.

This goes against the norm in judicial proceedings. Normally both parties must be present when speaking to the judge. Heck, that’s a big reason we serve process. It’s not just to (sometimes) compel a party to come to court and/or bring certain evidence, but also so all parties know what’s going on in the proceedings.

Process Servers

As a process server you’re going to deliver a lot of restraining orders of one kind or another (IE. Civil Protection Orders, etc.).

Take the normal precautions you always do when serving process and if you have any concerns, ask your client (the law firm) if there are any special considerations with that particular individual.

Private Investigators

You’ll come across a lot of restraining and protection orders as you do background checks and skip tracing. Make sure you understand not all of these are the “red flags” they seem to be. Especially ex parte orders because the person wasn’t there to defend him or herself and tell their side of the story.

Want to make more money by adding service of process to your billable services? Well…

When you get serous about raising your game, please consider some of my paid training like The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving to learn how to serve process successfully and for a profit!

Of course, I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. Duh.

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator &
#1 Best Selling Author

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Have a Skip Trace Plan

You will save yourself so much time and money if you start your skip trace with a plan! You. Just. Will.

Have your favorite sources and methods on a written (I’m not kidding!), on a written checklist so you won’t jump in all excited thinking you’re going to just check this one, quick source to see if your skip is listed then find yourself going down that rabbit hole!

If you need sources and methods to get the information for skip tracing I have two recommendations: First is my book 51 Weird Private Investigator Tricks That Actually Work and also my Public Records Mini-Course because both are chocked full of OSINT and other Private Investigator skip tracy goodness!

I wish you all the best and, as always, keep it legal and ethical.

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator &
#1 Best Selling Author

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Master Private Investigator Fundamentals

Private Investigators, process servers, fugitive recovery agents and even process servers all need to master the fundamentals of skip tracing, background checks and all aspects of solving cases for our clients or we simply starve!

If you hear a private investigator trick and you immediately think, “I know that” then I want you to ask this question:

Am I a master of that?

That skill. That trick. That technique?

The Challenge

And if your answer is. “Of course!” then I challenge you… What in your life demonstrates you’re a master of that?

Your bank account? The number of repeat clients you have? The percentage of skips you successfully locate?

This is The Standard

I’m not raining on your parade. This is the standard I hold myself to. It’s how you become a better version of yourself! It’s how you get into the top 10% of professional investigators. And, by the way, that’s where all the money is!

When you get serous about raising your game, please consider some of my paid training like The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving or my Public Records Mini-Course.

And remember: Do the right thing even if it’s the hard thing.

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator &
#1 Best Selling Author

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A Busy Phone Number Pretext Win.

Private Investigators, process servers, fugitive recovery agents and even process servers sometimes use pretexts (posing as someone you’re not) to gain information we need to complete a case assigned to us by our employer or client.

This week I teach you the value of a phone number that always rings busy and how you can use that to make you pretext more solid!

The Reality

Maybe you just don’t want to do pretexts.

Or maybe your employer or client prohibits the use of pretext.

Then what do you do?

Here’s the answer…

You need to use alternate sources and methods to get the information you (your client!) needs.

One alternative source that may get you the information you need is OSINT and specifically Public Records.

I do have my Public Records Mini-Course at and I’m just so tickled with the course because public records made me so much money and gotten me so much information where other investigators hit a dead-end!

As always, keep it legal and ethical.

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator &
#1 Best Selling Author

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Armed on Surveillance? Part 2.

Professional private investigators must consider whether or not to carry a gun on surveillance and how having one will affect their freedom of movement while conducting surveillance operations. But, also…

Think about how you’ll testify in court under cross examination.

You can’t lie. Will your evidence be thrown out? Will your client ever re-hire you? Will you lose your P.I. License?

Your clients require surveillance as a vital service, so get expert training to learn how to conduct it correctly.

The big thing I want you to consider is if carrying a firearm on surveillance limits you more than it helps you.

I suggest it will limit you in many, many circumstances (degrading the results you get for your clients) and will only help you once in ten lifetimes of conducting surveillance.

In The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Surveillance, I give it my all. Plus I provide a one-year unconditional, no-questions-asked, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. That is not a typo! While you have LIFETIME ACCESS to the course, you have A Full Year to evaluate it and make sure it’s right for you. If not I’ll refund every penny you paid personally!

That means if for any reason at all you want your money back, you can get a full refund for 365 days!

Visit https://shadowanyone.com/about-the-guide/ now and check it out!

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator, Ret. &
#1 Best Selling Author

IMPORTANT NOTE: Don’t be a follower. Be a student! Study my ideas. Study other experts’ ideas and make a decision for yourself! Don’t just follow anyone’s advice blindly!

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