Lawrence Ryan Investigations

Lawrence Ryan Investigations Chicago Illinois

Author name: Seth Ryan

Seth Ryan is a second generation private investigator in Chicago, IL. His father, Lawrence Ryan, started LRI over 35 years. This experience has been passed down and now Seth Ryan is lead investigator at LRI.

How to find hidden surveillance cameras in an Airbnb rental?

How to find hidden surveillance cameras in an Airbnb rental?

More and more alarming reports regarding Airbnb hosts who have installed hidden cameras in their properties have surfaced recently. In March 2019, Andrew Barker and Nealie Barker discovered a hidden camera in a smoke alarm installed in an Airbnb property where they were staying together with their five children. Just this January, a computer science …

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Best Options for a Cell Phone Records Investigations

Cell phone records are an extensive list that includes a person’s incoming and outgoing calls, usually accompanied by details such as the call’s duration and cost. However, cell phone records investigations are much more than just snooping around your partner’s phone to see who has been calling. A cell phone records investigation involves an entire …

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Background Check in Illinois

Illinois Background Check: Everything You Need to Know for Best Results

Background checks are an important piece of the puzzle of an applicant’s identity. They help an employer avoid negligent hiring, defamation lawsuits, workplace violence, theft, and fraud committed by their employees. Moreover, since there are cases when a job applicant may exaggerate or lie about their professional past, background checks are always the fastest way …

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Cheating Wife Surveillance: What Not to Do

Cheating spouses are sadly more common than you would think. According to Compare Camp, 20% of married couples in the United States have encountered infidelity. That number may sound low but consider married couples who have never found out about their spouse’s infidelity. The General Social Survey published that 20% of men have engaged in extramarital affairs …

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Terminating Spousal Support due to Cohabitation

Divorce is not as simple as signing a legal document. This legal process leads to other sets of agreements, child support, legal responsibilities, and other support obligations, all within family law. One of the primary responsibilities is alimony or spousal support, commonly known in Illinois as maintenance. Even though each state has its legal actions …

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Advanced Background Checks

Advanced Background Checks: What You Need To Know

Editors Note: This article was originally published on May 17, 2017, and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. When most people think of background checks, they think of an inspection of criminal history, but that is not always right. Free online people search services typically omit the majority of information and …

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What a Private Investigator Cannot Do

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 15th, 2017, and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Private detectives’ and investigators’ careers are stressful, at times even dangerous, with working hours that are irregular at best. Sometimes called a private detective, private detective agencies provide surveillance for people, businesses, and …

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What is a Process Server and Why are They Important?

For 40 years, Lawrence Ryan Investigations has been offering a variety of investigation services, including missing persons, corporate investigations, asset searches, and background checks, among others. Process serving is an essential service we provide to both individuals and law firms. Each month we will serve between 50 and 100 people. Over the years, we have …

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Why Do Lawyers Hire Private Investigators?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on January 17th, 2019, and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Many lawyers and firms rely on the information provided by private investigators to put together their cases and represent their clients. Considering the number of cases lawyers usually have to juggle with daily, …

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How do private detectives get background information?

If there is one thing private detectives are known for is being very good at gathering information. It’s basically their primary mission, regardless of their cases. Gathering information is what makes this job a captivating challenge for most private investigators in Chicago, Illinois. However, getting background information is not as dramatic and thrilling as some …

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Child Custody Investigations

How to Use Child Custody Investigations in Divorce Cases

A private investigator can play a pivotal role in a divorce case, especially if it involves a child custody battle. In these circumstances, people hire private investigators when they either need to prove the other parent is unfit to be a custodian or to defend themselves if they are falsely accused of abuse or neglect. …

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