Skiptracing Agency Law and Legal Definition

Skiptracing agency refers to agency that provides service in relation to locating persons or missing assets. Services of such an agency include locating delinquent debtors, missing heirs, witnesses, stockholders, and bondholders. Skiptracing is not a service that a collection agency or only detectives can do. To provide the needed service a skip tracer may need relevant information in order to collect debts, service legal matters, repossess something, locate witnesses, or missing persons or heirs. A skip tracer may be needed for various reasons. Generally, divorce or marital litigation and lawsuits generate a lot of work for skip tracers. It may require the skip tracer to collect past due child support or to help bring a bail jumper or convicted criminal to justice.