Parents in a child custody case try to present themselves in a flattering and sometimes distorted light. When in front of a judge, many parents check all the boxes of a responsible caregiver. However, this is all too often a facade that crumbles under close scrutiny. If you are in a custody battle with a spouse that you know to be incapable of providing a safe, consistent, and loving home, it is in your best interest to hire a Tampa private investigator for child custody cases.
What’s on the Line
In the State of Florida, it’s extremely rare for a parent to be awarded sole custody of a child. More realistically, parenting time is split by a time-sharing plan. The percentage of parenting time that you are rewarded directly determines how much time you can spend with your child, whom your child lives with, who makes decisions for your child, and how much child support you will have to pay. The more parenting time you are rewarded, the less child support you have to pay.
As the better parent, you must fight for every bit of ground in a child custody case. If your spouse has a history of drug use, has a criminal record, or lives in questionable living conditions, and you can prove it, you may be awarded a larger custody agreement.
Proving a Parent is Unfit
In order to gain the majority of parental responsibility, you will need to present compelling and factual evidence that the other parent cannot provide your child with food, shelter, clothing, a proper education, consistency, a safe environment, or access to family, child care, or medical care.
Because this information is often kept out of sight and behind closed doors, the most reliable way to gain this evidence is to hire a private investigator. A private investigator is able to perform background checks, employ advanced surveillance techniques, interview witnesses, and discover hidden bank accounts and assets. Most importantly a private investigator can build a comprehensive report, provide video evidence, and testify as an expert witness on your behalf.
Hire a Private Investigator
If you are in the midst of a child custody battle, you owe it to yourself and to your family to hire a Tampa child custody private investigator. Failure to do so could result in you paying exorbitant child support payments and spending the least amount of time possible with your child. If you lack the evidence and resources to prove a parent unfit, turn to the team of private investigators at Darwin Securities.