Child Custody



In most divorce cases the issue of child custody and visitation is of paramount concern. It will ultimately be up to the court to make a determination and they are looking at the law which demands that they rule in the best interests of the children.

If you believe that it is not in your children best interest to have the other parent awarded custody or visitation, Gunma Private Investigation Services will uncover the evidence needed to support the facts of the situation. As reputable and licensed private investigators, we often become involved in child custody investigations in which we are asked to find out what a parent does or fail to do when they are caring for their children.

During a child custody investigation, the investigator may conduct surveillance to get a better idea of how the parent treats his or her child when he or she does not know about any monitoring going on. Private investigators may document any instances of abuse or neglect by taking pictures or making audio or visual recordings of the parent interacting with the child. Some of the elements that a private investigator may try to include in his or her surveillance include reckless driving, criminal activity, gambling, drug abuse or other activities that may have a negative impact on the children. Additionally, the investigator may look for any signs that the parent is not providing a safe and hygienic living space, food or necessities. It is important for the parent hiring the private investigator to understand the different types of child custody. Legal custody refers to the right to make legal decisions on behalf of the child. Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child will live. Either type of custody may be sole or joint custody. Sole custody means that one parent has the primary role in the child’s life. Joint means that the parents share the responsibility of the type of custody that is at stake.