Hiring a Private Investigator in Family Law

Getting the right evidence in a family law proceedings can be achieved by hiring a private investigator. This can give you a significant advantage when your matter goes to court. Family law proceedings are costly but the cost of a private investigator can be one of the best expenses that you will incur to get you the result you need.

A private investigator can help you obtain some of the following types of information.

Drug Use

You might suspect the other parent of illicit drug use and placing your child at risk because of their drug habits. A private investigator can follow a person to obtain evidence which may be used to support the claim that the other parent is involved in criminal behaviour that can pose a serious risk to the children in family law proceedings. This can reveal their drug use or that they are associating with suspicious individuals.


Being intoxicated around a child can place the child at risk. A private investigator can gather information about the other parent to confirm that they are drinking to excess, visiting clubs and pubs while they should be caring properly for the child. This information can be used to prove that they have been intoxicated whilst around the child.


Sometimes parties to family law proceedings are not honest about where they are working or the amount they are earning. It is a regularly easy to task to confirm where a person is working and to prove the falsity of their declarations in court about their income. A private investigator can follow a person from their home to where they work on several occasions and provide this evidence in the form of a report to the Court.

Why Use a Private Investigator in Family Law

Ultimately you need the best evidence you can to win a family law case. However you need good evidence to support your claims and the best evidence that can sometimes be used is that of a private investigator. Once you have the evidence you need it is then up to your lawyer to use this in Court.

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