Custody issues are usually the most contested part of a divorce. Most private investigators are highly trained in information gathering and can help provide evidence to support your legal case regarding custody of your children. Many PI’s have prior work experience in various criminal justice professions. Some are former police officers, detectives, military members, or other types of professionals skilled in gathering information. They often have a lot of experience with interviewing witnesses, investigating finances, and locating people and property.
Courts consider a number of factors, mostly related to the lifestyle of a prospective guardian. Considerations include the work schedule of the guardian, drug and alcohol abuse, any criminal record, parenting skills, and the means to provide financially for the child. An experienced and professional private investigator can help to provide information relating to any of these considerations and can often give you a better chance of gaining custody of your children in a divorce.
Here are just some of the services that a private investigator can provide to help your case when you’re going to court over child custody issues: