Child Custody Investigations (Also under Family Law)

Child Custody Investigations

Protecting your child’s welfare should be your number one goal in Child Custody cases. Whether one parent is negligent, an alcoholic, physically, mentally, or sexually abusive to the child, we help you by documenting late arrivals, departures on child custody exchanges. We document them leaving the child alone or with a babysitter when they have custody, having a date or another person stay while they have custody—whatever your goal or your theory, we gather the evidence you may need to prove what you believe might be happening. We have unique cases all the time

  • True case: The new scene or trend in Southern California may be AIR-BNB and Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO). You used to own that house, now she has it with your children. We recently found someone living in a one-bedroom apartment with both children and renting her home out to strangers. We documented everything. Strangers coming and going from the house.The woman spending the night with her children at a different location (i.e. apartment building vs their home). We’ve just established: she is earning more income (usually undocumented income) at the expense of displacing your children.
  • True case: Follow a father around during custody to see if he purchases medical marijuana (prescription before it was legal) while he had custody. We secured videotape of him picking up his prescription the afternoon before his 5PM pickup and overnight with his son. They had pizza delivered and he was seen coming home with a 12-pack of Heineken.

Divorce investigations again, may lead to uncovering hidden assets, documenting the lifestyles of the other spouse, and documenting possible infidelity – by conducting surveillance and in-depth research/background investigations. Many Clients use our services for leverage.

We have unique cases all the time.

  • True case: A man lied to his family their entire lives of being a war hero; a fighter pilot. His children grew up repeating the story. Turned out, he never even had a pilot’s license until later in life. He was telling tall stories to family, friends and especially his children. The ex-wife had this as leverage. She wanted to tell her children this and probably that everything he ever told them was a lie. He did not want friends and family to know he had lied all these years…. We proved it to her who ultimately confronted him.
  • True case: While investigating for the wife (currently divorced). Our investigation led to a whole 2nd family. We secured video footage of this man with another woman and 2 smaller children. Our client recognized features in these 2 small children we did not which were very similar to her children at that age. Turned out HE DID have a 2nd family and those children were born BEFORE she decided to even divorce.

This is what you need to know before hiring a Private Investigator in Los Angeles:

  1. Get a referral for a Private Investigator
  2. You will likely be sharing personal information with this person, and so it is essential to find someone that is really reliable and honest. Do as much research on the private investigator as possible. Please don’t take our word for it. We are proud to share with you our customers’ reviews

  3. Check the Private Investigator’s license
  4. The only states that don’t require licensing for private investigators are Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and licensing is voluntary in Colorado. A professional private investigator will be able to give you their license number immediately. You should be able to know if any complaints have been filed against them. To verify our license in California, visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website

  5. Ask about your Private Investigator
  6. To make sure your job gets done right by your potential Private Investigator in Los Angeles, find a detective who specializes in the task you need or look for a firm that has a lot of experience in different services like Kinsey Investigations. Ask about how much work they have done similar to what you want in the past and how those jobs worked out. At Kinsey Investigations, we will be glad to share with you hundreds of successful cases

  7. Consider whether your Private Investigator has insurance
  8. Most serious private investigators are insured up to a few million dollars. While it’s not necessary for all jobs, if something were to happen during the course of the work, you, as the hirer, would be held liable if there was no insurance coverage for your Private Investigator in Los Angeles. At Kinsey Investigations, we are insured any form of property damage. An example: our investigator has gained access to an upstairs alcove in which to photograph from and the balcony breaks due to the weight, we are covered; another investigator goes through a gated area and breaks the gate, we are covered; in the course of our investigation, we are transporting some files and they are lost during the transport, our insurance would pay to reproduce those files.

  9. Talk about confidentiality with your Private Investigator 
  10. You are very likely dealing with sensitive information when you are working with a private investigator and you need to be sure your PI will be discreet and respectful of information shared between the two of you. At Kinsey Investigations, we proud ourselves of working with several Hollywood stars and many important people in this country. One of the reasons they chose us over the competition is that we are discrete and we deliver!

  11. Feel comfortable with the private investigator
  12. If you don’t feel like the private investigator communicates well with you or if they pressure you or make you feel uncomfortable in any way, you should probably choose a different private investigator to work with. Our investigators are specially trained to listen carefully to our clients’ stories, needs, and expectations. We never go too fast or pressure you to do something you are not comfortable doing. At Kinsey Investigations, we simply care!

  13. Get a contract with your Private Investigator
  14. Your initial consultation with a private investigator should be free, and from there, they should be able to outline anticipated cost. At Kinsey Investigations, we proud our self for our transparency policy so hidden costs are ever involved. If you choose to follow through with the work with us, our investigators make sure all fees and expectations are clearly outlined in a contract. They also give you a fee agreement or retainer to sign. Ready to start? Call us now at (310) 613 3755

Contact us today for more information and a FREE consultation, or complete our easy online request form to receive a FREE, NO OBLIGATION case evaluation.

If you don’t see the specific service you require on this page, please contact our office.  Even if we don’t provide that particular service, we can often suggest an alternative method of achieving the results you need, or in some cases, we may refer you to one of our nationwide or international associates who offer the service you require.