Uncover Alcoholism In A California Divorce Using Surveillance Services

Alcoholism is a desease that affects every aspect of a person's life. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) reports that about 17 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder, AUD, which includes alcoholism and drinking to a level that causes harm.

If you suspect your spouse is drinking when they say they aren't, or you are thinking about reconciling with an alcoholic partner, private investigative services can provide you with the surveillance evidence that is necessary to confirm your suspicions or give you peace of mind. Surveillance services can also be used to prove alcohol-related child custody court order violations.

Surveillance Services Can Determine if Your Spouse is Drinking

If you are getting ready for a divorce hearing and you want to make sure that your spouse's problems with alcohol are documented to help your case, a private investigator's services will be extremely helpful. Private investigators can watch your spouse on their lunch breaks or commute to and from work to help determine if they make stops to purchase or consume alcohol. They can conduct surveillance in the evenings that will help you tell if your spouse has been to a bar or has been drinking while out for dinner. If your spouse has been convicted of any recent alcohol-related crimes, a private investigator can conduct a complete background check and provide you with relevant criminal records to present as evidence during the divorce hearing.

Another situation that calls for private investigative surveillance services is when you think your spouse is drinking while your children are in his/her custody. It is common for a child custody order to include a decree that prevents a divorced parent from drinking while they have custody of a child or in the 24-hour period before they take custody. If you suspect your spouse is committing a child custody court order violation, a private investigator will help you get the evidence you need to limit their custody rights and protect the welfare of your children.

Before Considering Reconciliation With An Alcoholic

If you are already divorced or separated and are planning a reconciliation with your alcoholic spouse, you have the right to be concerned. Anyone who has been married to an alcoholic knows their ability to lie and deceive. Even if your spouse has been to therapy or rehabilitation for alcoholism, research by the NIAA shows that about 90% of alcoholics will experience one or more relapses in the four-year period after they receive treatment. If you want to get back with your spouse but do not want to deal with the emotional strain that comes with their drinking problem, a private investigator's surveillance can bring clarity to the situation and help you make the right decision about reconciliation.

Unfortunately for their loved ones, addicts are very good at lying to hide their addictions. If you are going through a divorce or are thinking about getting back together with a spouse that has had alcohol issues in the past, it is important that you know if their behavior is putting your children or loved ones in danger.

Contact a Los Angeles Private Investigator To Discuss Your Situation

While your instincts about the situation can be a sufficient guide, you also owe it to yourself to get the definitive truth. Surveillance services from a private investigator will help you protect yourself from the harm that alcoholics often bring to themselves and the people around them.

Contact Mike Garroutte, at Linked Investigations. Mike has worked in Orange County and Los Angeles County as a Priviate Investigator for more than 30 years. His surveillance team is discreet and has captured thousands of surveillance videos proving the subjects of our investigations were drinking when they shouldn't be. Let Mike assist you with your California Divorce or Child Custody case.

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June 1, 2014
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