Child Custody investigations – Each Case is Unique
In the case of a divorce or separation, child custody investigation can help to ensure that the child involved is safe from harm. When a child is involved in a divorce, everything changes. In these extremely delicate investigations, Alpha Group Investigations works to obtain all of the facts in a morally decent way to assure the well being of a child is protected.
A parent or the Court may order a child custody investigator to determine what the child’s experience is like with a custodial or noncustodial parent. Investigations of a parent can sometimes reveal chronic neglect, child abuse, or parental alcoholism or drug abuse.
A private investigator or qualified child custody investigator can deliver an unbiased report based on facts and hard evidence. This hard evidence can include criminal background checks on occupants of the home, who are directly involved in caring for a child, like a girlfriend/boyfriend or family members helping out. An investigator can conduct unbiased surveillance to uncover daily patterns of those living in the household with the child/children. A good investigator will look for patterns that could danger the welfare of a child, such as reckless driving/speeding or frequenting a bar after work every day. A neighbor or a babysitter may provide detailed information into a parent or caregivers temperament in addition to help confirm behavioral patterns. Do they hear loud arguments coming from the home? Is the child at the home during these heated events?
When conducting a child custody investigation, it is essential to protect the child involved from the process of the inquiry. It is traumatizing enough for a minor to deal with the notion of parents separating. When conducting domestic investigations, Alpha Group believes in the privacy and the sanctity of the children involved first and foremost, building each investigation around their safety and wellbeing.