Child Custody Investigation
A private investigator is used, in a child custody investigation, to gather evidence to support a position, to investigate, dispute or support a fact in contention, provide evidence of a breach, or a risk to children, and investigate suspicions or concerns about child welfare. A child custody decision, a child access decision, generally arises out of a consent order, parenting agreement, or court decision as to the custody of children. It may start as amicable, but new partners, old habits, situational changes, or a desire to move location, may turn it into a contested custody matter.
An investigation, surveillance and/or factual, or background check, by a licensed private investigator is legal, when done correctly. Child custody investigations, child access investigations, private investigations to locate and preserve evidence, are legal. The evidence obtained can be used for court purposes, a tribunal, or negotiation. You suspect, we investigate, and gather evidence. a private investigator is used to gather evidence, and affidavits, when preparing for a custody application, to vary an order, for a breach, or when a disputed custody case occurs. You suspect, we investigate.
Private investigator surveillance is the discreet observation of an unaware subject, and the recording of video evidence, or still images, to support those observations. Properly done the video evidence (usually) obtained can be introduced into court, to turn an allegation into a fact supported by evidence. Family law disputes often contain allegations, and counter allegation, or denials. The private investigators role is, as a disinterested party, to observe and record evidence to support those observations. During surveillance the private investigators do not interact with the subject, so do not influence the activity; this means the observations, and recordings, are of actions and interactions in a natural setting. Private investigator surveillance provides evidence of a high weighting, to the court. A picture may be equal to a thousand words, but video evidence speaks for itself.
Factual investigations are about recording the memories, and observations, of witnesses, in written form. These may support a claim such as that a person was the primary carer, or that a person was not. They may provide relevant background to a claim, or allegation. It can include scene photographs to show that something could, or could not, have happened, or to support the memories of a witness. A factual investigation generally aims to compile a brief of affidavits (statements) to paint a picture.
Family law investigations, Federal Court applications, hearings, and disputes, are all about evidence, and the weight of evidence. When you need to get a decision of the court you must present evidence, not emotion; a disinterested party such as a private investigator can provide an independent investigation, and untarnished evidence, to inform the court. an investigator cannot create evidence, they can only document what exists, or what occurs. This is the evidence that supports and application, or a breach. Child custody investigations, child access investigations are about emotions, to those involved. Child custody investigations, child access investigations, are about evidence, to the private investigator. Without evidence the truth is an allegation, in the court.
The Federal Circuit Court, the Family Law Court, is there to decide what is in the best interest of the child, or children, to look after their welfare, to reduce the threat of violence, risk, or injury. It is disinterested in the claimed rights of a parent, or other family member. It is the rights of the child to live in a safe safe environment, away from violence, or the risk of violence (including domestic violence), that is paramount. Finding evidence to support the children's rights, will progress the case. When you need to investigate, an experienced, licensed, discreet, private investigator, private detective, for a child custody investigation, call us for a free quote.
You may not have investigated a child custody, child access, matter before, but we have, many times. You suspect, we investigate.