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Affairs, Assets, and Child Custody

What do a secret affair, hidden assets and child custody have in common? Everything!  International Investigators understands that when something is not as it seems, it usually involves more than just one issue.

Take for instance the case we worked that involved a wife, a husband, a lover, a bank and two children.  Sounds like a made for TV Reality show, and many times our Client’s will tell us, you won’t believe this, it could be on TV, or my life could be a bestselling novel.  And yes, the story of their current life situation could very well be.  It’s not the story, it’s not the events, it’s not the other woman or other man, it’s not the activity that in the long run we [...]

Knowing the Unknown is a Valuable Tool

It isn’t easy to learn the truth and sometimes the truth isn’t easy on us either.  International Investigators, clears the path of misconceptions, intuitions and gossip and focuses on facts.

Sometimes the facts do not change the situation, and then there are times the facts create clarity and we see through all the haze and come out of the situation we are currently in better prepared to fight or to just let go.  We all want to know the truth; we want to know the facts so we can move on.

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t receive calls, an emails or a walk ins from someone lost in their life.  They cannot, by themselves, muddle through their situation without assistance from [...]

Child Custody and the “Extramarital Affair King”

One of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce, many years after the divorce is final, is child custody. In some cases it is used as a way to punish ex-spouses. But in other situations, it is a question of the welfare of the child(ren) that is at stake.

When an ex-spouse reaches out to an attorney about those situations, the first thing an attorney must ascertain is whether the child is being played as a pawn between angry exes or if there truly is a case for changing custody rulings.

It’s very difficult to prove. So many times it is a case of “he said,” “she said. So, in order to make an accurate determination, attorneys call private investigators like International Investigators. A child custody [...]

Child Custody Battles Don’t End with the Divorce

A decade ago, when Carlotta left her marriage with Ed, their only child was a toddler. There had been not child custody investigation or battle. Ed was given regular visitation rights in the divorce. Through the years, Ed had moved out of state to live with his parents and contact with the baby was sporadic. Actually, their child, Elicia, had seen her father less than five times in her entire life.

So, Carlotta was very upset when Ed's family filed suit against her for grandparents' rights. Ed's parents had seen Elicia even fewer times than her father had seen her. Carlotta was stunned that, all of a sudden, Ed and his parents had an interest in getting to know Elicia, who was now 11 years [...]

Investigator’s Surveillance Protects Children in Divorce

When Melanie's husband left the marriage last year, she tried to voice her concerns in court. She tried to tell the judge that, while her soon-to-be ex husband might be a high-profile athlete, he had a long history of erratic behavior. She reminded the judge that the father of her kids had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated. He was known to use cocaine. She feared for the safety of their young children.

But the judge waved Melanie away as if she was just another frustrated spouse who didn't get the settlement she expected. The expression on the judge's face told Melanie that he suspected that she was only trying to use the kids as pawns, one last-ditch effort to get her way.

For weeks [...]

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    Residency Investigations Bring Truth to the Schools and Taxpayers

Residency Investigations Bring Truth to the Schools and Taxpayers

We have all witnessed some very unsteady years in the American economy. Government agencies, businesses and school corporations continue to squeeze budgets where they can. And because of the need to constantly evaluate where costs can be cut, various institutions and agencies find themselves needing extra help. In fact, many school administrators now seek the expertise of private investigators like International Investigators to help resolve an ongoing problem with student enrollment.

Being approached by school corporations is one aspect of private investigation which might initially be difficult for the general public to understand. But the truth is that students of all ages are very frequently enrolled by their parents in school districts where they do not actually reside. If the family lives across town but [...]

Child Custody and the Unfaithful Wife

You were married and had children. You never thought it was even in your vocabulary to be asking someone to “follow my wife” or considered you have a wife cheating on you. But here you are talking to an attorney about your suspicions about a cheating spouse.

He’s asking whether or not you have seen signs of a cheating spouse and all the ways to catch a cheating spouse. You feel numb and you know your eyes are glazing over – because while you loved that woman, your heart aches for your children.

If divorce is inevitable, your home life will change drastically and so will the life you have worked so hard to build for your children. All of a sudden, child custody is what [...]

Trash Talks in Family and Domestic Law Cases

Garbology is a term we coined some time ago. The technique can be a very effective tool in the private investigator's box and used for a variety of purposes:

Marital Infidelity. Often we are contacted by an attorney with a client who suspects their spouse is having extramarital affairs. Cheating spouse surveillance often uncovers meet-ups. From those we find and look up a license plate number to identify the third party.

Child Custody. When proof is needed to support claims that one parent should not have custody, garbology can provide a great deal of information. In fact, should the trash reveal evidence of drugs - such as meth lab materials, paraphernalia; like needles, pipes, packages or actual drugs- the results are turned over to narcotics authorities. [...]