Are you in the middle of a custody battle?
If you are fearful for the health and/or safety of your child/children, you probably want to do everything you can to make sure all the facts are brought to the proverbial table. After all, a judge won’t grant (or revoke) custody based on hearsay. There must be evidence of some kind. That’s where a child custody private investigator can help. You may be surprised to learn just how invaluable a private investigator is regarding the outcome of your child custody case.
Why Hire a Private Investigator?
If you suspect your children are not safe when they are with their other parent, it may be time to consider hiring a private investigator, but what exactly would be an unsafe situation? If you think your child is being physically and/or emotionally abused, a private investigator can provide evidence to help you make your case.
Other situations that may benefit from the services of a private investigator include:
- A child who is exposed to drug use
- A child who is exposed to alcohol abuse
- A child who is neglected and/or who lives in a dangerous environment
- A child whose basic needs are not being met
What Will a Private Investigator Look into?
Because a private investigator is looking to make sure your child is safe, the investigation will focus on:
- The home environment (is it safe, loving, etc.?)
- Morality of the parent
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Criminal record
- Parenting skills
- The basic needs of the child including food, shelter, clothes and education
- The presence of violence (both physically and emotionally)
Can Grandparents Hire a Private Investigator?
Yes! Sometimes it is the grandparents who are fighting for sole custody, and we can certainly help if you think your grandchild is in danger.
How to Use the Information Provided by a Private Investigator
There are three ways to use the information from a private investigator:
- To provide proof that your child is not safe with the other parent: Say you suspect your child is exposed to illegal drug use and your private investigator provides proof that your suspicions were correct. You now have the evidence that is needed to fight for full custody.
- To feel at-ease when your child is with the other parent: If the investigations provide no evidence of physical or emotional abuse or neglect, you can feel more relaxed when your child spends time with the other parent. In this case, the investigation gives you peace of mind. The most important thing to remember is that a private investigator provides you with facts. It is these facts that can either help you in your custody battle or help you feel more comfortable.
- To clear your name: In the emotional turmoil of a divorce and/or custody battle, you might be falsely accused of improper behavior. By hiring a private investigator, a good report can help clear your name and show that you provide a safe, loving home and interact peacefully with your child.
Courtesy : https://www.arkusinvestigators.com/blog/reasons-to-hire-an-investigator-for-a-child-custody-case/
When a marriage ends, the couple’s assets and liabilities must be divided. In order to do so, each spouse is expected to fully disclose his or her income, assets and debts. Unfortunately, people sometimes attempt to obscure the truth in order to get a better financial “deal” in their divorce. If your spouse hides assets or overstates debts, it can have a significant negative impact on your finances for years after the final divorce decree has been signed.
Here are several common ways divorcing spouses may attempt to tip the financial scales in their favor during divorce:
- Transferring or “gifting” assets. Sometimes, one spouse will try to remove assets by “gifting” them to a family member or friend with the understanding that they will be re-gifted after the divorce is final.
- Failing to disclose accounts. A person anticipating a divorce may also simply fail to disclose one or more bank or investment accounts intentionally.
- Overstating debts. One spouse may try to create fictitious debts or overstate the amount he or she owes to creditors, in an attempt to pay less in the divorce settlement and/or in spousal maintenance or child support.
- Underreporting business revenues or assets. When there are business assets involved in a divorce, one spouse may also try to hide income by not reporting it on the business’ books, to make the business appear less successful. Business assets or inventory may also be intentionally undervalued.
- Creating fake business expenses. Another tactic used by some unscrupulous business owners during a divorce is to create, and pay, phony bills. This can have the effect of both sheltering assets and making the business appear less profitable. A similar type of financial fraud occurs when a divorcing spouse uses business assets to pay his or her personal expenses but records those payments as business expenditures.
- Withdrawing cash. A spouse intent on hiding assets in a divorce may also make cash withdrawals from individual or joint bank or brokerage accounts in the months leading to a divorce, diverting that cash to a hidden account or converting it into money orders or cashier’s checks. Another less-obvious method of hiding cash is depositing less than the full amount of paychecks or other instruments.
- Wasting assets. Divorcing spouses may also attempt to destroy or waste marital assets by purchasing lavish gifts for others or spending excessive amounts on personal hobbies.