Child Custody Investigations

Child Custody

Many individuals have concerned about the custody of their children and what happens during custodial visits. If you are seeking more information and looking to make a change to custody arrangements, child custody surveillance is probably the way to go. Mission Possible Investigations houses a specially trained child abuse and neglect investigator with over 30 years in the child welfare field. Having worked side by side with law enforcement, prosecutors and child protective services, we know the system for all its strengths and its weakness because we were the system. Private investigators at Mission Possible Investigations routinely take child custody investigations.

Put our expertise and experience to work for you. Private investigators at Mission Possible Investigations can review past case documentation, conduct surveillance, complete background and criminal record checks, find and obtain witness interviews, consult with law enforcement and other providers and make case recommendations. Private investigators at Mission Possible Investigations are also able to testify to their findings in both Albany family court and criminal court.
Protect your children, protect yourself.

Child Support

 Millions of Americans pay child support. Many times our Clients need private investigators to conduct surveillance. Our investigative findings can determine if your ex is working under the table. Mission Possible Investigations can obtain photos, business information and provides reports for your child support case. Hire Mission Possible Investigations to help you in Albany family court today.

Teen Checks

The teen years can be some of the toughest. For many teens they get by with minor problems. But in other cases, the safety of your teen can be of concern. In those cases, Mission Possible Investigations private investigators are able to check on your teen’s well-being. Private investigators at Mission Possible Investigations can anonymously and discreetly check on your child/teenagers activities with surveillance documentation. Sleep better and find out if they are safe and are engaging in healthy, age appropriate activities.

Nanny Checks

Concerned for the safety of your children while in care of the nanny you hired? Private investigators at Mission Possible Investigations can help you install nanny cams, conduct background investigations and surveillance to document the care of your children. Mission Possible Investigations conducts investigations discreetly and will provide you the information you need to keep your children safe and well cared for.

Child Custody ~ Case Study

(Names and some details have been changed to ensure confidentiality)

At close to 30 years old Ellen had two children and a standard custody arrangement with her ex-husband. He had their son (age 6) and daughter (age 4) every other weekend and a few weeks in the summer. Recently Ellen had become concerned. The children came back from their visits dirty, hungry and very irritable. They hadn’t been bathed and when asked the kids told her they spent little time with their father, often didn’t have regular meals and sometimes had babysitters.
Ellen had tried talking to her ex multiple times about what was happening but he just shut her down. With each visit the kids became more and more upset to the point of not wanting to go at all. Ellen knew her ex-husband once had a severe drinking problem and was known to hang out with some shady people, who she did not want around her children. But she thought all of that was in the past. Her ex had seemed to have cleaned up his act. Now though Ellen was becoming worried.
She called Mission Possible Investigations thinking she’d like some surveillance during the weekend visitation. After her free confidential consultation it was decided that surveillance was a good approach. Ellen provided as many details as she could – the address of her ex’s home, dates and times of the visitation including the drop off times as well as other friends, family and associates known to her ex.

A few weekends of surveillance yielded a good deal of information as well as photo and video evidence. It was discovered that soon after the children’s drop-off on Friday, the father would leave the children with a babysitter and head down to the local bar. This would continue throughout the weekend with multiple people staying with the children. The father sometimes had large groups of people in his home and other times would stay at the bar drinking well into the early hours of the morning. Some background information on the people in and out of the home with the children gave a clear picture of people with criminal histories for DWI, drug arrests and assault charges.

Once Ellen sat down with Jamie to detail the evidence, Ellen decided to retain an attorney and take her ex-husband back into court. Jamie was able to speak directly to Ellen’s lawyer and turn over the written report as well as photographic evidence. In addition, Jamie testified in court on the evidence he found and collected as well as his first-hand observations in the field. The result was a change in the family court arranged custody agreement. The father would have to have supervised visitations and court-mandated alcohol treatment along with provisions about who could and could not be around the children during his visitation.
The case had a good outcome based on the information and evidence gathered by Mission Possible Investigations working in collaboration with Ellen and her attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who handles my child custody investigation in Albany NY?

Private Investigators in Albany NY handle your child custody investigation. Our investigators are prior law enforcement and military. We have background in child custody, child support investigations and child abuse investigations.

2. What evidence does a child custody investigator collect in my case in Albany NY?

Our private investigators in Albany NY collect evidence to include photographs, video, court records, witness interviews and other investigative research.

3. When should I hire a child custody investigator in Albany NY?

When hiring a child custody investigator you should hire someone prior to your court hearings or trial. Private investigators in Albany NY need time to collect evidence to help you in your case. The sooner you start the better chance of collecting evidence that can help.

4. Where does a child custody investigator work?

Private Investigators in Albany NY typically work in the field or in the office. We generally travel to wherever the case is located and begin our investigation. If you case is in Albany Family Court our investigators will work in that area. If the case in in Saratoga Family Court we will work in Saratoga County. And if your case is in Schenectady Family court we will travel to assist in your custody needs.

5. Why should I hire a child custody investigator in Albany NY?

Private Investigators in Albany NY are an import aspect of child custody cases. We are third party and licensed professionals that can collect evidence for you and testify as to our findings. Even if your case is outside of the Albany County area there are benefits to hiring an investigator your community does not know. We travel all over New York but most cases are local for us from Queensbury, Saratoga to Clifton Park, Albany and Schenectady.

6. How much does a child custody investigator cost in Albany NY?

Private investigators in Albany NY charge a wide range for services. Consultations help determine the appropriate cost for services depending on your needs.