When a couple decides to part ways, they soon find that working out a custody plan for their child (or children) is more complicated than originally expected. Child custody cases are tough for all parties involved, but the best interests of your child should be your first priority. If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of your child, rely on the expertise of a Tampa child custody private investigator to gather the appropriate information to substantiate your claims.
The Best Interests of Your Child
If you and your former partner can’t come to an amicable solution for custody, you’ll have to rely on the court to intervene and make a decision based on your child’s best interest. Every state has statutes that serve to ensure that a child’s best interests are considered when decisions such as custody, placement, or other critical life issues are made on that child’s behalf. Florida’s statute can be found online at ChildWelfare.gov.
If you feel that your former partner is unfit to parent, a Tampa private investigator for child custody cases can conduct a child custody investigation on your behalf to ensure that your child is safe and present evidence which validates your claims against the unfit parent. It’s important to ascertain what “unfit” means when handling these types of cases. When determining the best interests of your child, courts will consider factors such as:
- Criminal records
- Evidence of child abuse or neglect
- A history of complaints of violence
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Financial and lifestyle stability of each parent
- Physical and emotional health of each parent
How an Investigator Will Assist You
A private investigator will collect evidence regarding your former partner’s behavior and activities which can be used against them during a legal proceeding. An investigator may use the following methods and techniques to gather evidence against your former partner:
- Documenting unlawful activities
- Background checks
- Investigations of third parties
- Witness interviews and statements
The investigator will provide you with a detailed report of the findings. This evidence can be used against your former partner in a court of law to influence the outcome of your custody case. On the other hand, if your former partner makes allegations against you, you have the right to disprove their claims with the help of a Tampa child custody private investigator.
Contact Darwin Securities Today
At Darwin Securities, our private investigators have the skills and experience to help you win your custody battle. We are licensed and trained in surveillance and know how to conduct investigations in an impartial and discreet manner.