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Should you hire a private investigator for your custody case?

On Behalf of | May 5, 2022 | blog, Child Custody and Visitation

Parents in Virginia who are no longer together might have a contentious child custody battle. There are certain situations where it might be in your best interest to hire a private investigator ahead of your custody case.

Why should you consider a private investigator?

Your upcoming child custody battle might be contentious if you and your ex had a bitter breakup. There may be claims of child abuse or neglect against you. Or you might suspect or believe that your child’s other parent has been abusive toward your child. These are the best reasons to hire a private investigator to look into the situation.

How can a private investigator help your case?

A child private investigator can help your upcoming child custody case by providing you with the right evidence to support you so that the judge can make the best decision. The investigator can perform surveillance on your child’s other parent to see whether there are any situations of abuse or neglect or if they’re abusing alcohol or drugs. Surveillance can also show whether or not your ex’s home is safe for your child.

A private investigator can look into your former partner’s background to see if anything suspicious arises that you might not have known. For example, if they have a criminal background that they never told you about, this could be strong evidence in your child custody case that shows they might not be fit to have certain types of custody of the child.

Witness statements are always strong evidence for a child custody case. Your private investigator can conduct interviews with witnesses who can testify to your ex’s character, stability and conduct as a parent.

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