Private Investigator Austin Texas
Private Investigator Austin Texas

TLW Guardian Investigations: A Unique Private Investigation Agency Located in Austin, Texas

Specializing in Divorce, Child Custody, Cheating Spouses, and Domestic Relations

A Message from the Owner: A Private investigator Who Understands

Chances are if you have reached this site that you have a problem that requires the services of a private investigator. Most of you have likely never used a private investigator before and are trying to decide which company to pick.

As the owner of TLW Guardian Investigations, I can understand how difficult it is to make up your mind. I could be like other private investigator sites that gives you, “Ten Tips on How to Pick the Right Investigator,” or write some other spammy, self-serving article that takes up space on a website. I think people deserve better than that and should get a straightforward answer to a question – much like how we conduct our cases.

A Private Investigation Agency that Specializes

We specialize in family law and make our living helping clients with difficulties surrounding divorce, child custody, cheating spouses, and issues related to domestic relations, such as child abuse, mental health and drug abuse, and situations involving CPS. If your problem lies in these areas, likely we have a solution for you or a resource that we can direct you to.  All you have to do is ask.

Why TLW Guardian Investigations is Unique

Unlike many private investigation agencies, TLW Guardian Investigations knows family law from the inside out, not the outside in. Over the last 13 years, I have practiced as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in private practice, and for the Travis County Domestic Relations Office.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term GAL, it can be simply explained like this: The mother has her attorney, the father has his attorney, and the child has me as his Guardian ad Litem who is like a third party to the suit representing the child’s best interest in court. The job is highly investigative in nature since it requires a lot of effort to make a recommendation to the court as to what is in the child’s best interest.

Over the years, I have investigated some of the worst most conflicted family law cases imaginable and have testified countless times in court. I know many of the family law attorneys who practice in Austin and in Williamson County. I don’t just know them, I often know how they think and how they approach their cases, including their little tricks as well as their shortcomings. I also know the judges and their nuances. Just as importantly, I know how devastating a conflicted divorce or cheating spouse situation can be on a family and especially how this affects children during a child custody battle.

How TLW Guardian Investigations Started

I had a vision about 4 years ago to start my own private investigation agency that specialized in family law. In all my years of practice as a GAL, rarely did I see a private investigator who knew much more about the interworking’s of family law than how to take a picture. I believed there had to be something better.

Our Mission

Our mission at TLW Guardian Investigations is to be not only proficient as a private investigator but also a professional who knows and understands family law and how a given situation personally affects you and your children . I can certainly emphasize with your situation since I’ve been through over a thousand divorces in my career and have likely had similar feelings and concerns you may be having. I know that the experience is no fun especially when your children or family are at stake.   

Deciding Who to Choose as Your Private Investigator

As I spoke about earlier, I could give you 10 tips for hiring a private investigator but really you need just one. Hire an investigator that specializes in your specific family law issue. In particular, hire a private investigator who knows what you must be going through since they likely have dealt with the same issues themselves.  
I currently have staff who have been trained and supervised by me who are ready to assist you now. Our team is ready to be your friend and ally in finding the truth no matter how difficult the case.  
Feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to discuss your case and tell you what I think at no charge. There is never a high pressured sales pitch and all conversations are confidential.

What to Expect Next

Afterwards, if you decide to come on board, I will have our Case Manager call you who will act as a kind of consieair, assisting you with the information we will need to get you started. I think you will find our methods pleasant and our results to be outstanding.

For more information, visit our main website at or give us a call at
512-653-1021 and experience the TLW difference.


TLW Guardian Investigations: Tom L. Ware, M.Ed., Licensed Private Investigator # A14972.

Mailing Address: 3005 South Lamar Blvd. Ste. D109 #220 Ste. D109 #220 Austin, Texas 78704