The R&D Agency does not perform a great deal of work for private parties; however we will consider assisting if the situation justifies our involvement and we can bring some positive aid to a difficult situation. Custody disputes where one parent has concerns about the other parent’s activities during visitation would be a good example of this. In some cases where the court has stepped in to mandate certain behavior or abstinence from alcohol or drugs by one of the parents, we can assist as independent observers to document a person’s activities and behavior. This documentation is often what’s needed to allow the Court to make an informed decision on custody or visitation issues. Other areas where we may get involved include locating lost relatives or acquaintances, locating assets on individuals who owe our client money, or assisting in documenting and stopping ongoing harassment or stalking. If we can’t help, we’ll offer some solid advice or outside resources.