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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

ICS Experience and Expertise:

  • 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.
  • Investigators are available 24/7.

ICS Network:

  • Global resources network for domestic and international work
  • Constantly evolving technical capabilities to adapt to advances in electronics and technology
  • Use of cutting edge technology and equipment


  • Free Consultation for Needs Analysis
  • Design an Action Plan
  • Engagement and Fees
  • Execute Action Plan
  • 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.


Child Custody and Visitation Investigations

We had suspected my sons father was using marijuana while driveing with my daughters son during his visitation. We had been trying for years to do get the courts to do make visits supervised. We ended up hiring ICS to do surveilalnce while he had him. The provided me a factual report and I provided me a video link that we took to court. I was very pleased that they were able to take the video. We absolutely recommend ICS if you have safety concerns during visitation.

Marge L. 10/04/2017

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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