Family Law Investigations
National SIU is your truth-seeking resource when going through a divorce or the process of child custody. We are aware of the sensitive nature of these cases and offer services that produce the most return on your investment. Our objective is to provide you with evidence to give you peace of mind, to offer you leverage in your case, or to find the exact truth in a variety of situations.
Our family law service addresses the needs of every single client, and investigates all matters that directly affect a divorce. Our experience and skills can prove to be an asset in divorce investigations and matters related to child custody, infidelity, asset investigation and background checks.
Major issues directly affecting divorce can include:
– Spouse Abuse – Adultery – Child Negligence
– Abandonment – Bigamy – Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Surveillance is the most effective tool to definitively document these activities. Our investigators are full-time employees producing the best results in our industry. At least five days out of the week, they are performing 8 to 12 hours of surveillance. In some cases this is significantly more than investigative efforts made by law enforcement and government officers. If you need the most experienced team on your side. then allow National SIU to produce results for you.
Here are some of the most common cases we work on:
If you are unsure of your spouse’s fidelity and want to make an informed decision to divorce or stay married, it is in your best interest to investigate their activities. Armed with conclusive evidence, you can make an informed decision whether to continue or dissolve the marriage. Learn more
Think of co-habitation investigations as a cost-saving mechanism that can have the greatest return on investment than many of our other services. Our investigation is based on a 30-day or less timetable that employs several investigative techniques to prove co-habitation. Every year, we save our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through our investigations.
Co-habitation cases are generally proven through frequency and duration. Frequency focuses on how often the couple is documented together. Duration is the time period they are investigated and the perception that it accurately depicts their overall relationship.
Surveillance is the best fact-finding instrument in these cases. It is not necessary to observe the couple 24 hours a day or 7 days a week, because there are other investigative tactics that can be deployed, and one can remove times when they are sleeping or at work. We have developed an effective strategy that varies per case and per day of the week. There are no set times each day that produce the best and most accurate results. Instead, the times are customized to the known schedules of the individuals under surveillance. For example, if we know the subject works from 9am to 5pm, then our objective would be to document them prior to leaving for work and then to document them returning from work. This can be accomplished by performing surveillance for 1 to 1.5 hours prior to the start of their work day (7:30am or 8am) and then an hour around their end time (4pm to 5pm). Surveillance is continued into the evening hours to determine if they are in fact co-habitating (an additional 5 to 6 hours). That places our weekday surveillance per day at 6 to 8 hours. The weekend is less difficult, because we work consecutive hours, assuming when the subjects are not working. We recommend 6 to 8 hours on a weekend and allow their common patterns to adjust start and end times. The trick here is to change start and end times to encompass the full weekend day and night.
Studies show that in 60% of marriages, one of the spouses is hiding assets. It is your right to know exactly what your spouse owns, whether it is property, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, vehicles, companies, or anything else. We will provide you with all of the information to arm your attorney to expose these hidden assets. Learn more
Prior to commencing an investigation into the custody of a child or children, we strongly advise that our efforts be coordinated with the oversight of the attorney that will be presenting the case in court or mediation. This will ensure that the investigation has the greatest success for the case. Our role in these cases is an unbiased documentation of the relationship between parent and child. We document whatever this relationship might be, whether or not it benefits your case. We take every custody case very seriously and our main concern is the best interests of the child, especially when there is any type of abuse or neglect present.
Surveillance and other investigative tactics will present a clear and definitive picture if neglect or abuse is occurring. Anything can be documented as long as it is in public sight. Therefore, if abuse is occurring inside of the residence, we can only authenticate it by filming the child outside of the residence with scars, bruises or other injuries. By having footage prior to injury and then after, while confirming that the child was inside with the parent or other individual, it becomes apparent that abuse occurred inside the home. When presented in court or a mediation, this type of evidence is nearly impossible to beat.
If you believe that anyone’s history is not accurately portrayed to you, we offer an array of background checks for you to find the exact truth. Some of the searches include:
- Pre-relationship or Premarital Investigations
- Internet Dating
- Child Care Workers or Nannies
- Verification of employment or educational background
- Social Media searches
- Marital or Divorce Status
- Use of Aliases
- Residential History
- Bankruptcy searches
- GPS Monitoring
- Covert Camera Installation
- Electronic Eavesdropping and bug sweeps
- Estate and Heirs Investigations
- Spousal Drug Use Investigations
- Skip tracing for Child Support
- Computer Monitoring and Forensics
- DNA testing
- Adoption and Military Service Investigations
Call us toll-free at 800-960-NSIU (6748) for a free consultation with an NSIU investigator.