“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Fighting for custody of your child is one of the most stressful and emotionally exhausting processes any parent can go through. Whether you’re battling a former spouse, relative or significant other for custody, it’s important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your case. That’s where a private investigator (PI) comes in. Let’s explore the different types of custody cases and discuss the services a PI provides in a custody dispute.

Types of Custody Cases

There are several types of child custody cases that a parent might be involved in. The most common include custody disputes, proof of cohabitation or infidelity, neglect and abuse or custody agreement violations. A custody dispute arises when both parents are fighting for custody, or one parent is trying to modify the existing custody arrangement. Meanwhile, proof of cohabitation or infidelity is usually used to prove that a parent’s partner is a threat to the child’s well-being. Neglect and abuse is, of course, the most serious custody case, and a PI can assist in collecting evidence to support such claims. Finally, custody agreement violation is when one parent fails to follow the court-ordered custody arrangement.

PI Services for Child Custody Cases

What services does a PI provide in a child custody case? The most common services include surveillance, background investigation and collecting witness statements. A PI can gather evidence that could be used to justify one’s case in front of a judge. By conducting surveillance, a PI can gather evidence of neglect, abuse or cohabitation. Background investigation could provide any pertinent information on a parent, such as previous criminal activity or substance abuse issues that could be detrimental in a custody case. Gathering witness statements can build a case that supports a parent’s claims about the other parent’s behavior.

When it comes to a child’s best interest, having a PI to gather evidence to present to the court can be invaluable. Family courts usually make their decision after considering a variety of factors, including the child’s well-being, financial stability and the parent’s ability to provide care. Judges will take into account a wide range of evidence, and a PI can provide helpful information that could be compelling to the court.

Parenting is difficult enough when both parents are involved, and custody battles can make an already stressful situation much worse. While many parents may believe they have all the evidence they need to win a custody case, a PI can help ensure they have all the facts in their favor. It’s important to remember that a PI’s job is to provide evidence that can potentially change the outcome of a custody case, ultimately ensuring that the child’s best interests are upheld. If you’re considering a custody case or already involved in one, call Bulldog PI to gather the evidence you need to protect your child.