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Child Custody and Visitation Investigations


Child Custody and Visitation Investigation: Child custody and visitation investigations are usually the most crucial issue in a divorce or custody dispute. In determining the custody of a minor, the court is guided by one standard – the best interest of the child. If it is not in the best interest of your child to be in the custody or visitation of the other guardian, ICS will find the evidence in the course of a child custody and visitation investigations to support the facts.


Child Custody Investigation

The custody and care of children is often the central issue in divorce settlements, and the courts are guided by one standard – the best interest of the child. The court will decide what situation best suits the child’s needs, and that decision will be binding.

Divorce proceedings can be very physically and emotionally taxing. That turmoil can increase significantly when child custody and visitation are involved. When a divorcing couple turns to the Probate and Family Court to reach a settlement, the only thing that matters in determining child custody and visitation is the best interest of the child. If you know that your estranged spouse is unfit to care for the child, or if he or she would not provide a safe, healthy, stable, and happy living environment for your child, then you must prove that to the court in order to protect your child. If you are an attorney representing one spouse in a divorce settlement, or if you are the parent in a divorce proceeding, call ICS today and let us conduct a discreet, confidential investigation that will provide objective evidence that will show that you or your client is the parent whose custody and care will be in the best interest of the child.

Child Custody and Visitation Information:

  • Court Evaluation by an Impartial Psychologist:
    • Evaluate the mental and emotional state of each parent
    • Determine the truth of the statements by each parent
    • Assess the parenting skills of each parent and provide recommendations and tips for improving those skills
    • Keeps the process unbiased and impartial, and provides the best possible objective analysis for what is otherwise a very subjective situation
    • Provides pros and cons to the Judge to aid in his final decision
  • Factors involved in determining the best interest of the child:
    • Wishes of the Parties: if one parent doesn’t want the child, or the child (over the age of 14) wants to be with a particular parent, the court will honor those wishes
    • Health of the Parties: physical and mental
    • New Romantic Companion for Either Parent: is that person a good person to bring into the child’s life
    • Domestic Violence or Child Abuse by either parent
    • Keep Siblings Together: if one parent can keep all siblings together under one roof and the other cannot, the court will lean toward keeping all siblings together
    • Gender does NOT get factored in
    • Joint or Shared Custody: are the parents cooperative? Do they live close to one another?
    • Uphold Rights of Other Parent: which parent is more likely to allow meaningful contact with non-custodial parent?
    • Whether one parent, both parents, or neither parent has provided Primary Care for the child
    • Nature and Extent of Coercion or Duress used by a parent in obtaining agreement regarding custody
    • Whether a parent has complied with Requirements for Education on Impact of Divorce on Children
    • Whether either parent was Convicted of an Act of False Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect

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  • Operating since 1967
    • Far greater operational reach than any other investigative service in the world
    • Built through experience and expertise with a mix of law enforcement and military backgrounds
  • All services are performed and billed on an hourly basis.
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  • Design an Action Plan
  • Engagement and Fees
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  • Present Thorough Documentation of All Results/Findings

Are You in Need?

If you are a family attorney, or if you are the parent of a child involved in a divorce proceeding in which the child custody or visitation is an issue, you may need the help of the expert investigators at ICS. Children will be placed by the courts in a situation that is in the best interest of the child. If you or your client need help providing admissible evidence regarding with whose custody and care would be in the best interest of the child, ICS will provide that evidence. Call ICS immediately so that no further harm may be done to your child during such a difficult time.

A consultation for this investigation type may request the following information:

  1. Are you seeking financial support adjustments?
  2. What is your relationship to the child or children?
  3. Are you the legal guardian?
  4. Does the subject live with the spouse?
  5. Do you have visitation at this time?
  6. Do you suspect abuse? (Please indicate which types)
  7. Do you suspect court order violations? (Please explain)
  8. Have you retained legal counsel?
  9. Is there a restraining order against you?
  10. Is there a restraining order protecting you?
  11. Please tell us about the subject:
  12. What is your relationship to the subject?
  13. When was the problem first suspected?
  14. Will you need surveillance?
  15. What have you done on your own to this point? (This can be very critical to success)
  16. Please understand that the funding for your case may vary depending on the complexity. So that we may help you, what range of funding would you estimate to be affordable for this matter?
  17. By what date do the services need to be complete?
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Leave Comment

Sarah commented 351 days ago
a lawyer told me that i couldnt use recordings i had of my sons father doing illegal activities because i didnt let him know i was recording. if i hire a private investigator can i use that in court to prove my son is unsafe with his father?
Tiffany commented 1647 days ago
I would have to agree with Chris. My husband filed contempt of court on his daughters mother with a wide range of evidence and the judge ruled in her favor with no evidence. Why is it so hard for a willing, involved father to get what is rightfully his? The mother does not want the child to spend any amount of extra time with her father because she knows that our house is a stable, safe and healthy environment for the child. The whole court system just makes me sick!
Debbie commented 2044 days ago
my son and his ex were given fifty/fifty custody if she moved back into same town as him and their boys if not he gets primary. She says she's moved back but we believe she could be living most of her time in town she claims to have moved back from. They switch every Sunday at 6p.m. so we know she is not here when my son has the kids, but need to prove she isn't here full time when she does have them. She does not want to be here and so we feel she's playing games with the court.
Chris commented 2357 days ago
I have found that the court system of family law is so corrupt. The word is money and who has it. They prolong your case and even if you have a court order to see your child and the parent that resides with the child breaks the court order, nothing is done 99% of the time. Parental Alienation Syndrome exists for this reason and the child is used as a pawn. The justice system does not care, it's a big mockery and the biggest legal scam ever!
Laura commented 3217 days ago
Is there something that can be done if the visitation is court ordered?

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