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What does a child custody investigator look for?

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When divorcing with children you will have to determine a child custody arrangement. If you and your former spouse cannot agree on this issue, the court will determine an appropriate arrangement that prioritizes the best interests of a child. The court believes it is in a child’s best interest to benefit from having a relationship with both of their parents. Therefore, they typically will try to grant shared or joint custody. If you are not granted sole custody, you may be worried that your former spouse is going to mistreat your child or put your child’s safety at risk. If this is the case, you may benefit from hiring skilled Connecticut Private Investigator Services For Families who can conduct surveillance to determine if your former spouse is endangering your child. 

What is a child custody investigator?

A child custody investigator will conduct surveillance operations to determine if your co-parent is exhibiting any dangerous behavior that may negatively affect your child’s overall well-being. In custody cases, an investigator can help you obtain sole custody of your child. They will use their resources to obtain evidence of your former spouse’s dangerous behavior. Nevertheless, even if you are not undergoing a custody case, you can benefit from a child custody investigator. If you are concerned about your child’s well-being when with your former spouse, an investigator can help ensure whether your former spouse is adequately caring for your child.

Do I need an investigator?

Sometimes, a child custody investigation is unnecessary as you and your former spouse have an amicable relationship and do not fear for your child’s safety. However, if it was not an amicable separation and you fear your child is in imminent danger in the presence of your former spouse, a child custody investigation can help you prove to the courts that it is not in the best interest of your child to spend any form of parenting time with your former spouse. Moreover, an investigator will collect evidence to use in court such as pictures, videos, audio recordings, and witness statements. If your former spouse engages in abusive or violent behavior, the investigator will gather evidence to prove their actions put the child’s safety at risk. Additionally, they will ask witnesses whether they have seen the parent in question engaging in unsafe activities or mistreating the child. These pieces of evidence can help support your claim that the parent is not fit and has not provided a safe environment for their child.

For more information on how a child investigator can benefit your custody case, please contact one of our seasoned team members. Our trusted investigators can help you prove your claim.

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