Child Custody and Visitation Investigations are among the most sensitive matters faced in a marriage dissolution are issues of child custody and visitation. For many parents, there is nothing more heartbreaking than losing in a custody battle with a former spouse. If you’re facing a court battle over child custody or visitation, you should consider hiring a private investigator. Tridentity network of investigators can conduct child custody investigations which involve a comprehensive dive into the character, behavior, and parenting practices of your ex-spouse to collect the evidence needed to protect the best interests of your child.
What is a Child Custody Investigation? The purpose of a child custody or child visitation investigation is to collect evidence regarding a spouse’s behavior and activities (particularly in regard to parenting) to be used against them as part of a divorce, separation, custody, or visitation legal proceeding. This can mean that one party is seeking evidence of bad conduct on the part of the other, or a party may be seeking evidence to prove the falseness of allegations of bad conduct made by the other party.
The primary interest of a court in overseeing any child-related case is to ensure the safety and well-being of the child or children involved – applying what is commonly known as the “Best Interests of the Child” standard. Factors considered under the standard vary from state to state, but commonly include:
• The child’s age • Capacity of the parent to provide the child with a stable, safe, and secure home environment (including necessities such as food, clothing, medical care, etc.) • Love, affection and other emotional ties between parent and child • Moral fitness of the parent (including any criminal history, evidence of drug or alcohol abuse, etc.) • Physical and emotional stability of the parent • Evidence of abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal) or neglect, particularly in regard to the child or other parent • Preference in keeping siblings together • Willingness of one parent to uphold the parental rights of, and to cooperate with, the other parent • The child’s preferences Who Are Child Custody and Child Visitation Investigations For?
Child custody and visitation investigations are most commonly sought by a party directly involved in a divorce, separation, or related court case – that is, a parent to the child or children at the center of the custody or visitation issue. Investigative services are also often retained by an attorney on behalf of a client who is a party to custody or visitation litigation. In some cases, investigations are initiated by interested third parties, such as relatives (grandparents, siblings) or close friends to someone involved in a custody or visitation action
. Starting a Child Custody and Visitation Investigation Hiring a private investigator with Tridentity is quick and easy. Every case is assigned a dedicated investigator and Case Manager to assist you every step of the way. Here’s how the process works: