FAQs: Family Law Investigations
Are you talking about investigating unfaithful spouses?
Not necessarily. Indiana is a no-fault divorce state. You do not have to establish infidelity to file for divorce. However, often times there are other issues that bear investigating when a spouse is suspected of being unfaithful. For example, many couples have substantial joint assets and a wronged spouse needs to protect his or her share of those assets. Other times, there are child custody concerns. For more information on family law investigations, go to our Attorney Services page.
Do you take on private clients?
Not usually. When contacted by an individual who suspects a spouse of cheating, we always recommend consulting with an attorney to explore legal options before hiring an investigator. If a client just wants to know for sure if their spouse is unfaithful, we will determine on a case by case basis if we can assist.
What about child custody cases?
Most of our family law investigations involve petitions for modification of child custody, well after the marriage dissolution. Many divorce agreements place restrictions on one party or the other regarding shared custody of young children; for example, a new “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” is prohibited from staying overnight if the children are there. An investigation is necessary to prove co-habitation, in addition to determining details about this new person in the children’s lives.
Are you available to testify?
Yes, when necessary. We provide our clients with a detailed investigation report, supported by photographic or video evidence. Our investigators are experienced in courtroom decorum.
How much do you charge?
Our family law cases are billed by the hour plus expenses. We work closely with our attorney clients in establishing budgets for an investigation, and work within those parameters. For all family law investigations, we require a retainer arrangement.
How do we contact you?
You can always call our office from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday (phone 812-334-8857). Our investigators have cell phone numbers and email addresses printed on their business cards, and often communicate directly with clients during cases. You can also go to our contact page on this web site and send us a message. If you have a legal matter you think an investigator can help you with, we want to hear from you.
To eliminate doubt that could jeopardize the outcome of a serious matter please call us at 812-334-8857 for a FREE consultation.