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Why would a family law attorney consider working with a private investigator?

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When people need their pressing questions answered, they typically turn to private investigators. These experts can use their skills and resources to collect crucial information, which can help solve urgent questions about various issues. Like the average person, lawyers rely on private investigators for assistance with their cases. Thanks to TV shows and movies, many people associate these investigators with solving mysteries in criminal cases. However, private investigators can also help in family law matters. When clients suspect their spouse is hiding something or is neglecting their child’s needs during visitation, a family law attorney may partner with a private investigator to gather evidence and uncover the truth to help them attain the best possible outcome for their client. Therefore, if you’re a family law attorney, you should consider enlisting the services of Advanced Investigations, an experienced Connecticut Private Investigator for Lawyers who can help you obtain relevant information permissible in court. 

What are the advantages of hiring a private investigator for a family law attorney?

Like other lawyers who practice different areas of the law, family law attorneys usually handle multiple cases at once, making it difficult for them to concentrate on investigating issues and gathering evidence to support their client’s case. However, hiring a private investigator can be a huge advantage for these family law attorneys to ease their caseload and juggle fewer tasks to give their undivided attention to building a solid case for their clients. By doing so, they can delegate the task of conducting investigations and retrieving evidence to the investigator, who is not bound by the same legal constraints as the attorney. Nevertheless, they can still use their findings in a courtroom as they are permissible. Therefore, private investigators can assist with child custody, divorce, and other family law matters.

If a client thinks their spouse may be having an extramarital affair, you can enlist the help of a private investigator to gather evidence of infidelity. Proof of their adultery can be used during divorce proceedings as their infidelity can impact the judge’s decision on spousal support determinations. In addition, a spouse may try to hide or undervalue their marital assets through equitable distribution. This is usually the case in high-net-worth divorces when multiple valuable assets are at stake. In such cases, a private investigator can asses the financial holdings of each spouse.

Can they help with child custody issues?

Alongside divorce issues, private investigators can also help family law attorneys with child custody matters. When allegations of child abuse or neglect arise, it is imperative to safeguard a child’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. A private investigator can provide attorneys with available information and evidence of abusive behavior to ensure the welfare of the children is protected. They will conduct background checks and surveil parents during custody battles to provide the court with information to determine whether a parent is unfit and should be granted parenting time.

As you can see, private investigators can lend a hand to family law attorneys when they need assistance uncovering the truth about their client’s case. If your client is facing a family law dispute, please don’t hesitate to contact the determined team at Advanced Investigations. Our talented investigators are prepared to help you uncover the truth about any given matter.

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