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The most common question about our services is, “How much does an investigation cost?” And that’s a good question! While it is often difficult to estimate the exact cost, we do our very best to explain potential fees and keep them to a minimum.
Case-Closed fees, whether billed hourly or as a retainer, are ultimately determined by the number of working hours necessary to conclude the case. This is calculated by the number of hours spent on the case times the billing rate of the various Case-Closed staff doing the work. With the experience we’ve gained from thousands of cases we can usually offer some cost guidelines on what the cost might be. However, every case is different and it is extremely difficult to anticipate how it will unfold.
For example, let’s say you hire us to perform surveillance. We put an investigator outside the subject’s home at 8am, but he doesn’t leave the house until noon. That’s several additional hours of unanticipated time spent on surveillance. Or consider a routine background investigation: a subject with few public records will take far less time than than someone with arrest records in several states.
That said, we always work with our clients to provide accurate estimates and develop the most cost-efficient investigative strategies. We are also sensitive to clients facing economic hardship and those who hire us on a regular basis.
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