Surveillance in Child Custody Cases: Navigating Divorce with Evidence

One of the most stressful events in a person’s life is divorce. No one marries with the plan to divorce. Divorce with children can be even more stressful. In highly contested divorces, financial settlements often involve children and child custody issues. Spouses may dispute child support payments or desire more custody time. In some scenarios, one parent may not trust the other's capability to care for the children. This is where our professional private investigator surveillance services come into play, offering a significant advantage in surveillance in child custody cases. Please read on to see how we can help alleviate some of that stress and bring justice through our surveillance services.


Case Study: Uncovering Neglect Through Surveillance

We recently conducted surveillance for a client whose ex-spouse was suspected of inadequately caring for their children during visitation times. Our client believed that the ex-spouse was engaging in heavy drinking and was unable to care for their two young children without external help. She was seeking supervised visitation through the courts for her ex-spouse. Her attorney recommended that she utilize our surveillance services in this child custody case to have the ex followed after the custody exchange.

Impact of Surveillance on Court Decisions

Our surveillance efforts confirmed that the ex-spouse indeed left the children with his mother, who the court had previously ruled as an unsuitable caregiver. The children spent both nights at the paternal grandmother’s home without their father’s presence. At the end of the visitation period, the ex picked the children up from his mother and brought them to the exchange location. Our surveillance report provided the court with undeniable proof that the ex-spouse was not spending his designated visitation time with the children. Consequently, the court awarded our client supervised visitation at a visitation center for the ex-spouse.

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Another Success Story

In another highly contested child custody case, our surveillance services proved that the biological mother had handed her elementary school-aged daughter over to friends for care. Yet another case of strategic surveillance resulted in our client gaining full custody due to the other parent’s alcohol consumption and reckless driving.


Surveillance plays a pivotal role in child custody cases, especially when there is suspected neglect or violations of current court orders. If you believe private investigator surveillance services would benefit your custody case, enhancing the safety and well-being of your children, please give us a call at 916-224-4680. Telephone consultations are always free of charge, and our expertise in surveillance in child custody cases can provide the support and evidence needed to navigate these challenging situations.

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