Deciding to hire a private investigator to conduct a child custody investigation can be a difficult and emotional time in one’s life. A licensed child custody private investigator understands custody battles are often fueled with emotion and allegations against the other party. It can become a trying and confusing time, filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. It also affects each parent financially. Too many times the child in question is used as a pawn or leverage from one parent to the other. It is the job of a private investigator to sift through hearsay and report the facts. An investigator’s duties range from collecting evidence, running background and social media investigations, and surveillance. The more evidence you are able to provide the court, the more successful you will be at winning your child custody case. This information will help assist with if either party is being neglectful, abusing the child, or living a lifestyle that is not deemed safe for the child in question. The decision to hire a child custody investigator can make or break a legal dispute.
How Can A Child Custody Investigator Help With My Case?
There are many different methods an investigator can utilize to assist with a child custody investigation. This includes:
Conducting a Background Check: A private investigator will run a thorough background check to obtain information on the case. A background check can help disclose if someone’s license is expired, they have been arrested, have any judgments/bankruptcies, financial standing, drug use, and more. A background check can also assist with disclosing who a subject is currently residing with, and if any of the people in the home may be problematic for a child to be around.
Social Media Investigations: Social media investigations allow investigations to conduct a deep dive into the internet to find out a subject’s social media presence, gaining more evidence for court. By doing so, an investigator can determine patterns, the emotional health of a parent, and who the parent associates with online. A social media investigation can also help determine where an individual is going and develop any patterns for surveillance.
Locate: Are you looking to verify where the child’s other parent is living? We will be able to find their current location.
Surveillance Investigation: Surveillance during a child custody investigation is the most popular type of investigation to conduct. By conducting surveillance, a private investigator can monitor people’s daily activities. Surveillance investigations can disclose if individual drinking and driving, using drugs, reckless driving, gambling, substance abuse issues, individuals they interact with, or anything that may negatively influence the child. This allows the investigator to determine the physical and emotional health of an individual.
During your investigation, our investigator will always be on the alert and will attempt to expose the following:
Lifestyle & Living Conditions: What are the conditions your child has to live in while under your ex’s care? Our main priority is to ensure your child is going to be well taken care of. We determine if the parent is stable and living a lifestyle that would benefit the child. By conducting surveillance, we can determine your ex’s parental skills.
Associations: Who does your child associate with while being cared for? Is your child being introduced to potentially dangerous individuals? We determine who your child is residing with and if there are any potential threats inside the home.
Illegal Activity: Is your child being exposed to any illegal activity while being cared for by your ex? Does your ex have a criminal record? Our private investigators conduct background checks and surveillance to determine any potential illegal behavior. We will be there to capture any instances of irresponsible behavior.
Verify Child Abuse or Mistreatment: Our investigator will be on the lookout for instances of any physical, emotional, or psychological abuse.
Substance Abuse: Are you worried your ex is using illegal drugs or drinking and driving? Our detectives obtain any evidence of alcohol or drug abuse observed by a parent.
Contempt of Existing Court Records
Grandparent’s Rights: In addition to the above, if both parents are unfit, we can conduct grandparents’ rights investigations. In New York State, grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchild dependent upon the circumstances. This includes if the child’s parents are deemed unfit or interfering with the child’s relationship with their grandparents.
Parental Alienation Syndrome: Is your ex attempting to turn your child against you? We will help disclose the facts.
Contact a Child Custody Private Investigator Today
A child custody investigation is imperative for every child custody case. When the safety and well being of a child is in question, you need to be sure you have all the facts gathered, as the burden of proof will be on you. During a child custody investigation, our licensed investigators will identify any hazardous situations or activities your child might be exposed to.
Our team is comprised of the best of the best, allowing us to provide the facts you need for your case and ensure the safety of your child. We are a female-owned business and have a variety of investigators to blend into any scenario. New York private investigator for a free consultation today.