The fact that there are no court orders is your whole problem. You need to change that....and that is why you may need a PI....so that you can find and serve mom.ecgray said:ok. first of all, i have known his exact address every day of the nine yrs until she poofed to texas last july. there was no court order on anything. not garnishments, not even child support. there is not even a court order as to who has custody(does this have any bearing?). i have been looking for him since they disappeared in july. i just havent been to see him in 5 yrs & the divorce was the thing that was 9 yrs ago.