Child Support Investigations: When You Need to Hire a Private Investigator

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Child Support Investigations: When You Need to Hire a Private Investigator

Divorce proceedings where young children are involved are especially sensitive, given the high priority on preserving the children’s well-being. Far too frequently, however, the non-custodial parent may fall behind or entirely discontinue with support payments. For the custodial parent who needs the financial support to maintain a household and properly raise the children, this can feel like an overwhelming challenge.

How Can a Private Investigator Help My Child Support Payments Case?

When non-custodial child support has lapsed, many custodial parents will turn to a licensed Private Investigator in order to help remedy the situation.  This can often follow one of these 3 courses of action:

Location of absent parent

Lack of support payments can mean that the non-custodial parent is in hiding in order to avoid his/her financial responsibility.  If you cannot locate the person, a Private Investigator can be hired to verify their location, and once located, you can move forward with process of service to compel the continuation of child support.

Verification of employment or income

There are other situations where the non-custodial parent is accessible, but may claim that they have insufficient funds to meet their responsibilities.  A private investigator can help verify the non-custodial parent’s employment, and provide circumstantial evidence of his/her income by collecting evidence and analyzing the non-custodial parent’s lifestyle through surveillance.  These details can then be used to assess whether the non-custodial parent is being truthful regarding his/her financial situation.

Location of Assets

In addition, where the non-custodial parent claims that he/she has insufficient income to provide additional child support, a Private Investigator can be retained to uncover hidden assets and provide evidence to their ability to provide support. An asset search can also be performed to reveal undisclosed assets for divorce proceedings.

Regardless of the cause of non-payment, custodial parents should take action to protect their rights and most importantly, the rights and welfare of the children. The resources and skills of a Private Investigator can be of great assistance in obtaining the evidence and/or information crucial to the case.

Get the Support Your Family Deserves

Our Expert Child Support Private Investigators can help you verify and gather the evidence you need in your child support case.

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