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When to Hire a Child Custody Investigator


Your children matter to you more than anything else in the world, and you would do anything to protect them. If you are going through a divorce and are having a child custody battle, you may be wondering if it is necessary to hire a private investigator to assist you with your case and assure your children’s safety and quality of life. If you are considering hiring a child custody investigator, here are a few things to think about so you can make the right choice for you and your children.

  • Parenting history- If your ex-spouse has a history of abuse, neglect, substance or alcohol dependency, or violence, it is important for the court to have documented evidence before arriving at a custody or visitation agreement. Hiring an investigator to obtain evidence of any activities or behaviors that may affect the court’s decision to award custody to your e-spouse may be beneficial if you feel that your children are unsafe with their other parent.
  • Your child’s relationship with the other parent– In a divorce situation, it would be ideal for your children to have a stable, healthy relationship with each of their parents. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. If you feel that your children lack a functional, affectionate relationship with your ex-spouse, either because of poor parenting skills, negligence or lack of care shown toward the children, or abusive or negative words or actions that can cause damage to a child’s emotional well-being, an investigator can help you collect evidence to present to the court.
  • Unfounded allegations of abuse or neglect– Sometimes, if it is your ex-spouse who is calling your level of parental competence into question, you may need to hire an investigator to refute the allegations he or she is making toward you. This can help your case in child custody court and secure your right to have custody or visitation of your children. Without a formal investigation into your background and character, the court may side with your ex-spouse and deny your rights to custody of your children.

Going through a divorce is always a painful and upsetting process, especially when children are involved. The experienced private investigators at J.P. Investigative Group are here to help make a bad time more bearable by providing you with the services you need to ensure your children’s overall well-being. Contact us today for a consultation for our child custody investigation services. We proudly serve clients in and around our Charlotte, NC office as well as a host of other states in the Eastern U.S. Call today for more information.

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