Family Law Investigations
We take custody, cohabitation, infidelity, and other family law cases seriously. We take pride in the fact that our track record in obtaining strong evidence, as well as financial intelligence, has resulted in numerous cases concluding in favor of our clients.
Family law investigations may be one of the most important and critical events in not only a child’s life but in a client’s. We take the time to understand what the situation is, determine the best course of action, and remain calm while understanding the distressing time our client is going through.
We are able to proceed this way because our staff has many years of investigative experience in areas related to family law. As a result, we can take a view on a case from not only a law enforcement perspective but a civil law and evidence procedure perspective, as well.
Our Private Investigators have received specific training and have the skills and expertise to be able to identify all forms of child abuse and neglect. They can identify when a child is placed in potentially hazardous or dangerous situations and can articulate and develop a profile to identify a child that is at-risk.
Who needs family law investigation services?
We are most commonly called upon to investigate:
- Child custody – surveillance, witness statements, background investigations
- Child support – identifying cohabitation or unreported income
- Divorce – pre-divorce asset searches and intelligence
- Alimony Adjustment – surveillance and background investigation to determine cohabitation
Our primary concern is what is in the best interest of the child. As a result, it’s critical to gather information and evidence that proves neglect or abuse. This evidence can include anything from alcohol or drug abuse to something as simple as a lack of sleep or failing to get the child to school on time. Simply put, any piece of evidence can be critical in ensuring the child’s safety and security.
As a result, some of the things we are commonly asked to conduct investigations and surveillance on are:
- Criminal activity
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Reckless driving and failure to use proper restraints when driving
- Having criminals or dangerous individuals around the child
- Leaving the child in the care of an unqualified, unapproved or unlicensed provider
- Leaving the child in the care of an abusive or elderly parent who is unable to properly care for them
Our investigations also play a crucial role in many cases of divorce or separation where parents have worked out a visitation or custody arrangement. This arrangement may not always be in the child’s best interest because the court may not be aware of all the relevant information at the time to identify any issues with either parent that may be putting the child at risk.
We want to help our clients in obtaining and presenting relevant evidence to court so that it can act in the best interest of the child.
For us to do achieve this goal, our experienced and qualified investigators can obtain the video, photograph, witness or physical evidence needed to influence the outcome or decision of the court to award custody to the best-suited parent. It could even save a child’s life when the court, based on the evidence, acts in the best interests of the child.
Another benefit of our services is that we are independent, unbiased, and can accurately document, articulate, and describe what we see and hear during an investigation, which allows clients to present their case accordingly.
Apart from child abuse, child support can be one of the most frustrating and difficult areas of family law, often because the dynamics of fair support differ as a result of circumstances. In respect of child support, we offer various services.
For one, cohabitation investigations provide evidence that a parent is now living with another adult that can provide additional financial assistance to the child’s support.
We typically use the following strategies in our cohabitation investigations:
- Surveillance identifying cohabitation or co-parenting arrangements between parties
- Financial intelligence showing linked bank accounts or other assets
- Background investigations showing interlinked business interests
- Witness statements identifying who is taking care of the children the majority of the time
- Trash retrievals that show evidence of cohabitation such as shared utility bills
We also employ various other additional investigation tactics and strategies for child support and child custody cases. In these and other strategies, we look for new and innovative ways to use technology to secure a favorable outcome for our clients. As such, some of our other strategies include:
- Background investigations including civil and criminal records
- Forensic computer investigation or digital forensics
- Financial asset searches or bank account searches
- Undercover investigators
- Sworn testimony during proceedings
We want to obtain the strongest evidence possible for our clients. To find out more about our child custody and child support services, give us a call today to discuss the matter with us. There is no obligation, and all of our consultations are free and confidential.