Children and Divorce: Hire A Private Investigator & Protect Your Kids

When children are involved in a divorce, it makes things much more complicated. Alimony, child custody, and visitation arrangements must be resolved as smoothly as possible during the divorce proceedings so your children can lead as normal of a life as possible. Our children's well-being should always be our top priority.

Fortunately for divorcing parents, Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld have analyzed research-based evidence, concluding that most children adjust well to divorce, provided that parental conflict is kept to a minimum during and after the marital separation. Their findings were published in a recent piece published in Scientific American.

If you are looking to make sure your kids do not face undue emotional stress because of a messy divorce, hiring a private investigator before the divorce begins can be extremely beneficial. It can reduce the overall conflict by giving you the indisputable truth about your spouse and the people they spend their time with, thereby having direct access to your children

Private Investigative Services Keep Children Safe

A private investigator for child custody can give you information about your spouse's behavior that could affect the physical and emotional health of your child. There are a number of things an investigator can uncover that may help to show your spouse is not fit to take care of your kids, or can alter the visitation schedule in your favor. Conversely, our services may also be able to put your mind at ease should it turn out your children are getting the love and attention they deserve.

Investigative Services California Divorce Protect Your Kids From Harm

  • Advanced Background Checks: An advanced background check can be conducted on your spouse as well as any new partners, friends, family, etc., that she/she is spending time with now that your marriage is ending. If you feel you cannot trust these people around your children, a full criminal background check may help you get evidence to support those suspicions.
  • Child Support Surveillance: During a divorce, one spouse will sometimes lie about their income to increase the amount of support payments that they receive. This may lead to an unfair balance in the amount of financial support that you receive for your child. A private investigator can uncover the truth behind how often your spouse is working, which could also clue you in on situations where your child is left alone and unsupervised while your spouse sneaks off for work. Child support surveillance can help you get the child support you deserve.
  • Activity Surveillance Services: If you think your spouse is doing drugs, drinking excessively, or engaging in other behaviors that are inappropriate for children, a private investigator's surveillance services can help. The best investigators will provide photographs, videos, and organized reports about reckless activities so you can use them as evidence in the courtroom to prove that your spouse is unreliable. We can also provide testimony if requested by the judge.

Why Hire A Private Investigator Before A California Divorce?

While they may understand the value of an investigator, most people make the mistake of waiting too long to hire one. In an ideal situation, you will hire a private investigator before your divorce lawyer does, which will save time and possibly prevent you from paying extra when your lawyer hires a private investigator to investigate your spouse. If you already have an attorney it is usually recommended you discuss your plan with them.

It also gives you the chance to get your records and paperwork in order well in advance of the divorce hearings, which can eliminate conflicts that could arise once the legal proceedings begin. Best of all, a private investigator usually works in secrecy, so your spouse won't know that they are being investigated.

Get in touch with the team at Linked Investigations; 714-432-9911 to learn more about how a private investigator can help you keep your kids safe from harm during your California divorce proceedings and provide the evidence you need to assist in securing a fair custody ruling in court.

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May 1, 2014
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