Child Custody Investigations

The involvement of child custody and visitation in divorce proceedings can be physically and emotionally disturbing. Not only for the parent but also for the child involved. When couples divorce, they have to turn to a family court to reach an agreement, keeping the child’s best interest in mind. Parents have a great responsibility of managing their child’s development even if their marriage is ending. You may think that it will be entirely easy for you and your divorcing spouse to reach an agreement regarding your child(ren). However, the situation can turn rather tricky, especially when you want to have full or partial custody. And sometimes, it may be that you wish to have increased visitation time with your children.

Child custody is often tricky if you believe that your divorcing partner is not fit to raise the children properly. This belief may be due to several reasons. Such reasons include unstable home life, physical and social conduct of the other parent, inability to provide financial care for the children, and many others. You may also disagree with how the other parent wants to raise your children, regarding factors such as religion, education, or even medical care. To protect your child, you need to prove to the court that the other parent is unfit to take custody of the children. Your attorney will require several pieces of evidence to convince the judge to rule in your favor.

Nation Security offers you the best private investigators in Florida and beyond. Our private investigators will assist you in gathering information and evidence to prove that your child’s safety may be at risk. Also, the attorney handling a child custody case will need to employ the best hands and brains to help get the evidence you need to win the case for your client. At Nation Security, our trained private investigators are discreet, professional, and as confidential as possible. Our team of expert private investigators makes use of several investigative techniques to uncover the truth. Our methods range from direct observations to surveillance, background checks, and witness statements. 

The experience of our private investigators enables them to remain productive without missing out on any detail. Our investigators pay attention to and gather evidence, such as the ability of a parent to make the child’s necessary provisions. They also pay attention to age-appropriate stimulations, development, and protection. Depending on your demands, we gather evidence with video, audio, photographic, and written methods. We also provide our reports in a detailed fashion.

At Nation Security, we understand the importance of a child’s safety and protection. We can also assist you in carrying out a background check to gather several details. They include drug or alcohol history, past criminal activities, and other anti-social issues that could threaten the children’s welfare. 

We have the experience to gather the following information and more:

  • The environment your children are exposed to
  • The backgrounds of the individuals your children are exposed to 
  • The level of attention given to your children by the other parent
  • The lifestyle of the other parent as regards to the well-being of your children
  • Evidence of the parent’s past and current conduct
  • The financial status and stability of the other parent and their ability to provide adequate care
  • Evidence of abuse or neglect

After gathering these and other information, our private investigators are also ready to serve as witnesses. At Nation Security, we are specialists in child custody investigations. Contact us today, and we will be prepared to assist you. 

Child Custody Investigations FAQ's

A child custody investigation is an investigation conducted by a private investigator or a court-appointed evaluator to determine the best custody arrangement for a child or children involved in a custody dispute.

Either parent or the court can request a child custody investigation. The investigation can also be initiated by the child’s legal guardian or a concerned family member.

A child custody investigation typically involves conducting interviews with both parents, the child or children involved, and any relevant witnesses. The investigator will also review any relevant documents, such as medical records or school records, and may conduct surveillance if necessary.

The investigator will consider a wide range of factors, including the child’s relationship with each parent, each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s physical and emotional needs, the child’s wishes, any history of abuse or neglect, and the child’s adjustment to their current living situation.

The length of a child custody investigation can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the availability of witnesses and other relevant parties. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

The cost of a child custody investigation is typically split between the parents, although the court may order one party to pay the full cost if they have a significantly higher income.

Yes, the results of a child custody investigation can be used as evidence in court to help determine the best custody arrangement for the child or children involved.

After the investigation is complete, the investigator will prepare a report detailing their findings and recommendations for custody arrangements. The report will be presented to the court, which will make a final determination based on the best interests of the child.

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