What You Need to Know About Skip Tracing | Direct Legal Support, Inc.

Skip TracingSome individuals go to extremes to keep their personal information hidden. However, in this day in age, it is almost impossible to keep personal information from being stored in digital databanks. Because of this, it is feasible to perform a skip trace to locate just about anyone across the nation.

Direct Legal Support, Inc. has routinely performed skip traces for a variety of legal, business, and personal matters. Attorneys often hire us to find defendants in lawsuits to effectuate service of process, or to locate a witness for trial. Additionally, people use our services to locate relatives and friends.

Read on to learn more about how our skip tracing service can help you locate anyone across the nation for your legal, business, or personal needs.

What is Skip Tracing?

Skip tracing pertains to the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for a variety of purposes. The person who performs this task is commonly referred to as a skip tracer. In order to skip trace the whereabouts of an individual, our skip tracer first obtains as much information as possible about the person in question. We commonly ask for five basic types of personal identifiers such as the following:

  1. Full name;
  2. Social security number;
  3. Birth date;
  4. Last known address; and/or
  5. Driver’s license number.

Once we obtain this information, our skip tracer typically looks for more information about the individual from the following sources:

  1. Department of Motor Vehicles
  2. Tax ID
  3. Employment History
  4. Criminal History
  5. Civil History
  6. Credit Reports
  7. Entity Searches
  8. Corporation Searches
  9. Basic Asset Liability Searches
  10. Online Databanks

Once we collect the data, we analyze, reduce, and verify the information to confirm the person’s identity. Note, as mentioned above, it is not uncommon for people to delete information that can be traced directly to them; however, there is always a trail of facts that can be followed to locate an individual.

Contact Direct Legal Support, Inc. for your skip tracing needs. We perform countless skip traces for legal, business, and personal matters throughout the nation. We have the experience and expertise on performing skip traces. You can contact us by phone or email

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