Making a Difference: Why You Need a Private Investigator for Your Family Law Case

California courts are flooded with family law cases that are a mixture of rumor, innuendo and speculation as couples fight over custody of their children and the distribution of their assets. Having a private investigator involved in your divorce or child custody case can give you and your family law attorney credible evidence to present to the judge or family law facilitator.

How We Help in Divorce Cases

Although California is a no-fault divorce state, many spouses want concrete proof of their spouse’s wrongdoing before they are able to make the difficult decision to end a relationship that they thought would last forever. Our team of private investigators can conduct surveillance on your spouse in order to uncover what he or she is really doing. With timely updates, you can make informed decisions as you receive this important information.

Our private investigator team is also experienced in reviewing financial documents to determine how your spouse has been using marital funds. We have often uncovered evidence of an affair, drug problem or dangerous habit by carefully reviewing documents for suspicious purchases, as well as the time and date of acquisition. This information may come in handy when the judge decides how to split the marital assets.

If you are in the midst of a divorce and you suspect that your spouse is not being honest with you about financial matters, a private investigator can help. We can conduct asset searches to determine if he or she is attempting to hide any assets from the marital estate. Some spouses strongly resist the equitable nature of community property states like California by trying to transfer assets to friends and family to hold onto until after the divorce. However, the property purchased and the income made is considered to be owned in equal shares by the spouses in community property states. Therefore, transfers of this nature are unfair to the other spouse who does not receive his or her fair compensation. We can sift through public records, conduct online searches and peruse various databases to uncover hidden assets to make sure that you receive a fair divorce settlement.

On the other hand, we can also help if you think that your spouse is trying to leverage spousal support against you in an amount that is not fair. By verifying a spouse’s physical address and other occupants in the property, we can help determine if a spouse is living with a romantic partner and therefore entitled to less spousal support per the California Family Code.

How We Help in Child Custody Cases

There is nothing more valuable in your life than your children. At Linked Investigations, we realize this fact and will work diligently to ensure that we uncover evidence of risks associated with the other parent. We can conduct thorough background checks on the other parent and his or her associates so that you know the true nature of the people who are being allowed around your children. We can also monitor the home environment to identify any risks, such as drug use, alcohol use, abuse or exposure to age-inappropriate factors.

The Linked Investigations team is familiar with the standards that California family courts have and will strive to prove that it is in your children’s best interests to remain in your care. Our team can use the tools at their disposal to provide you with the admissible evidence that you need to win your child custody case. With so many family court cases, it is impossible for the courts to truly understand the unique circumstances involved in each one, given the limited time that each case receives. If you feel your child’s best interests are not being met by your current custody arrangements, contact Linked Investigations at 714-432-9911 to learn about the professional and discreet services that we provide.

Published on: 
July 10, 2015
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