In the event that your marriage is headed toward divorce, enlisting the services of a private investigator that is licensed and insured may prove to be in your best interest.
The importance of using a licensed professional cannot be understated. Some investigators view their work as a part-time gig; however a specialist agency will provide the skills and experience necessary to run a well-documented, court-friendly case while also limiting the chance of exposure which could derail an investigation.
An investigator can be used in a variety of ways that factor into a divorce settlement – among these are alimony adjustments and child custody.
Alimony payments can be reduced or eliminated based on a change of circumstance.
One of these changes could be cohabitation. If your ex has a live-in boyfriend or girlfriend and their relationship is recognized within the community as martial-like this can be reason to reduce or eliminate alimony. Through long term video surveillance an investigator can document a pattern of events which can be crucial to a case.
Random or sporadic “sleepovers” will not constitute cohabitation; however an established pattern will.
Child Custody can be a very tricky situation. Typically the courts aim to maintain the norm and not separate siblings if the current living environment is stable and conducive to the child/children’s development.
However, if a parent cannot provide these qualifications the courts will rule in the best interest of the child. If you are fearful that your ex puts your child in danger or your ex is living a lifestyle that is not conducive with having Unsupervised Visitation then a private investigator can be used. Among the many things which an investigator can prove via surveillance are poor living conditions, reckless/irresponsible behavior, drunk-driving, alcohol/substance abuse, negligence, physical abuse or anything else which could be detrimental to the child’s development.
Going through a divorce can be extremely difficult. While the emotional transition can be grueling, in the end, the most important thing is that you and your children end up with a safe, stable, and fair outcome. Hiring a private investigator, specifically one that is well-versed in these types of cases, could be the first step in ensuring a favorable result.