Child Custody Investigations

Divorce can be a very stressful process and can often lead to a bitter child custody battle. When parents are going through a divorce, they often need information on how the other parent is handling his or her parental responsibilities. Lakefront Investigations, Ltd. can obtain and provide you with the information you need to ensure the welfare of your children. Our reports are also admissible in court under most circumstances. Let us provide you with the piece of mind you deserve.

An important first step of every child custody investigation is to choose the right private detective agency with experience in child custody cases. It is also crucial to develop a sound strategy before initiating the investigation. In order to avoid jeopardizing the client’s claim in a court of law, we have to consider the child’s circumstances and all applicable laws.

Child custody cases are often very emotional which affects people judgement. As a result, legal considerations are often not given the appropriate amount of attention. For this reason, we always suggest that any child custody investigation be coordinated with a family law attorney conducting the mediation or representing our client during litigation.

Regardless whether a lawyer or a law firm is involved, the investigators at Lakefront Investigations, Ltd. will develop an appropriate strategy for you, which may include trying to prove suspected neglect or abuse. As part of those efforts, we may consider factors such as:

Any evidence – or even accusations – of child neglect or abuse
History of domestic violence or other types of abuse
Criminal records or association with criminal activity
Lifestyle of the other parent
Domestic violence or other complaints
Use of drugs and/or alcohol
Financial standing
Home environment

We also aim to answer questions such as:

Does the other parent bring the child around people that they should not be around or allow those people into their home?
Can the other parent provide stable and healthy living environment for the child?
Does the other parent truly care for the child?

Lakefront Investigations, Ltd. offers professional child custody, child support, and child visitation rights investigations to individuals, as well as law firms, in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If you need assistance evaluating the other individual’s performance of their parental responsibilities, please call us at 847-795-1900 or get in touch with us via our contact page.