The role a private investigator plays in custody cases.

Private investigators in South Africa work closely with attorneys in order to lay out a plan that’ll give the investigator the information an attorney needs to present a custody case in court.

As a client having to face the difficulties that are attached to custody and visitation investigations, you’ll want to be absolutely sure that the private investigator you’ve hired will take professional responsibility for the investigation.

This is so that you can rely on the quality of the evidence at the end of the investigation.  Let there be no doubt, an unprofessional investigator with no scruples will compromise your case when it comes to court.

The law is complicated around child custody cases, which is why the investigator has to work closely with the attorney, making sure that no extraneous evidence is collected that will be of no value.

It’s unfortunate that child custody cases and visitation cases are among the most common cases that require the services of a private investigator.

Emotions of all parties that have a stake in the decision of the courts run high, which is why there’s no room for mistakes on the part of the investigator.

Any time a child is involved, you’ll need a professional on your side who’ll be able to remain neutral during the process and act with integrity in order to give you honest results.

In many custody cases it’s not only the parents who have a stake in the outcome of the court decision, many other family members also feel the emotional impact of the whole process, which is something any private investigator should also respect.

A private investigator with good communication skills and sensitivity is what you’ll need most while going through a painful experience involving your child.

It’s important that you know as much as possible about the private investigator you hire. Make sure they’ll conduct their investigation in a way that remains true to the code of conduct set out by PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority).

If you look for a private investigator in Johannesburg or Pretoria, or anywhere else in South Africa, make sure they’re registered with PSIRA, if not, forget it.

Because the evidence and final report from the private investigator is going to be presented in court, you need to be very selective about who’ll be handing over the final report to your attorney.

Fictitious allegations won’t cut it in court, before the attorney for the other side is through with the evidence and depositions of others involved in the case, these allegations will be ripped apart.

Remember, your spouse or partner will be using their own private detective, so it’s not worth trying to get one over on the court.

While the attorney will be conducting depositions of the main parties involved in this difficult and painful case, the private investigator will conduct interviews with those who play a lesser role, such as domestic workers, neighbours and even local shop assistants.

The periphery players serve to underpin the depositions of the main players and will include anyone coming into contact with the other party in the custody case.

Surveillance will also play an important role in compiling a comprehensive report that will include time stamped photos and videos. Any suspicion that a child is in any way endangered, abused or neglected will definitely come to light during investigation.

The team at King Investigators in Johannesburg bring to custody cases the integrity and professionalism that’ll allow your attorney to present a case that’ll enable the judge to make an informed decision.

If you’re facing a battle for your child, this is a team that’ll respect you and handle your case with absolute confidentially and sensitivity, delivering honest results that can stand up in court without a doubt.

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