Should You Hire a Private Investigator for Your Child Custody Case?

child custody private investigatorDivorce is fraught with anxiety, frustration, worry and a wide spectrum of emotions.  Often, at the top of the list is the question of child custody – Who will have physical custody of the children?

A child’s physical and mental well-being is paramount to this question.  Which parent is best equipped to provide a nurturing and safe environment to ensure the best interests of the child is addressed. Hiring child custody investigators can help you gather the facts.

Hand-in-hand with the child custody question is the child support question – who pays and how much. There is nothing more important than securing your children’s well-being and ensuring they receive the financial support, care and loving attention they need and deserve.

Why Hire a Child Custody Private Investigator?

The information a private investigator compiles could be the deciding factor in the case. Once the court renders a decision the probability of a reversal is slim.

Child Abuse?

Regretfully, all too frequently, a child may be a victim of abuse or neglect.  While family services can be used in these cases, they are often constrained by inadequate resources.  Hiring a private investigator to investigate suspected abuse can help concerned parties gather the evidence needed to compel law enforcement to intervene on behalf of the child.

Child Custody/Visitation:

Usually, the divorcing parents are able to reach an agreement regarding the physical custody of their children.  These parents, who love and cherish their children put the needs of their children ahead of all other matters and the process is mostly amicable.  However, there are times when one or more of the parents is unfit, unable and not qualified to parent a child.  When these situations arise, a private investigator can provide the insight and evidence needed in court to ensure the best outcome.

There are times that a Child Custody/Visitation Investigation is required to confirm and determine if the custodial or visitation parent is treating a child properly.  These investigations help ensure the safety of the child.

How Does the Court Determine Custody?

Courts use a number of criteria to determine the custody of children.  This criterion includes (but may not be limited by) the following:

  • Parent’s past and current behavior(s)
  • Criminal History
  • Known Associates and their history
  • Ability to provide shelter and food
  • Ability to tend to the emotional and physical well-being of the child
  • History or evidence of child abuse or neglect
  • Financial situation

A private investigator can help a parent that finds themselves in need of defending themselves against false claims OR needing to prove that an unfit parent would be detrimental to the child’s welfare.

Sadly, many unscrupulous characters are adept at deception and obfuscation and thus can persuade the courts that they are a trustworthy parent – when in fact they are not.  A classic he said/she said scenario can ensue and without proof, a parent may find their children placed into a dangerous situation. A qualified child custody private investigator can make a difference in the outcome of these cases.  A licensed private investigator’s reports, videos, photos and courtroom testimony can provide the leverage needed in the courtroom.

How Absolute Investigative Services Can Help

Our highly trained team of child custody private investigators can uncover and document concerning behavior.  We provide a thorough investigation of the opposing parent’s current behaviors, past behaviors, and criminal history.

We accomplish our investigations through the tenacious use of surveillance, background checks, and witness interviews.

We are also frequently hired to be present during visitation.

If you are concerned about the well-being of your child or grandchild and need assistance in determining the facts, hiring a child custody private investigator may be right for you.

 

Security Guard Companies – Top Security for Your Business Isn’t Top Secret

security guard companiesSecurity guard companies can make a huge difference for your company or organization.  The secret to security for your business doesn’t need to be kept behind a locked door, only to come out when you have a big event or a local disturbance.

You can have 24-hour security and a wealth of other services by hiring a reputable, licensed security guard company.   Not only will you be putting your business security into the hands of the professionals, you’ll have the confidence that comes with knowing you’ve done the best for your business, your products and your employees.

In addition to the real services offered by security guard companies, you will enjoy the intangibles of that sense of protection, the knowledge that you’re being proactive and taking preventative measures.  The tangibles that a full-service security guard company like Absolute Investigative Services can provide include:

  • 24-hour security – On-site or monitored off-site, but it will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Armed or unarmed guards – Just the presence of an armed guard can deter criminals. Even seeing an unarmed guard at the door or on the property is intimidating enough that the amateur offender will give up and choose an easier target.  Guards on-site also make employees and visitors feel safer.  They can walk people to their cars in deserted parking lots and look out for strangers on the property.
  • Marked and unmarked security vehicles – Security guard presence at your business means business. A deterrent, it is also a silent sign citing, “this is a safe work place.”
  • Radio communication with patrol cars – For peace of mind, you can have the capability to communicate with patrol cars on your premises.
  • Executive protection – Think “body guard,” but more subtle. These guards can be uniformed or plain-clothed, but their sole mission is to keep their assigned person safe.  They enter rooms ahead of the subject, they check out the situation, their eyes are always moving, anticipating, preparing.
  • Handling crimes – A security guard company can also be there to handle any crimes that do occur. They will make your job easier and they know the protocol to make sure the perpetrator comes to trial.

 

Private Investigator – Not a DIY Business

Private investigators can help if you suspect someone is cheating you in a business or personal relationship, you need to have proof before accusing them. In today’s legalistic society, where people sue one another for just about any wrongdoing, the proof is even more imperative.  If your suspicions are wrong, you stand the chance of your suspect turning the tables on you for slander or defamation of character.

You may notice initial signs of dishonesty – like catching a person in lies or deceitful actions. Don’t try to follow them or investigate them yourself.  If your suspicions are correct, you’re probably not planning to resolve your problem in a TV court drama or daytime talk show.  You’ll need something that will stand up in a court of law.  Here are some reasons why you hire a private investigator and not try to do it yourself:

Safety – If this person is as unscrupulous as you think, you need to keep yourself out of danger.  Following someone and getting the right information can lead to dangerous situations.  Private investigators are trained to keep themselves safe.

Professionalism – Conducting a thorough investigation requires asking the right questions of the right people in the right way.  Private investigators know how to do this professionally, discreetly and carefully.  They are objective, detached and unemotional in situations where you may not be.

Techniques – Private investigators have access to advanced technology and investigating techniques that will get the most information in the least amount of time for the least amount of trouble.  They’ve already invested in high-speed cameras for close-up photography and sensitive microphones for recording dialogue, so you won’t have to.

Experience – An experienced private investigator is invaluable.  Because of their experience, they don’t make mistakes.  Their investigations are handled with integrity and finesse, and you can be confident that the information they report is accurate.

Legality – The techniques, professionalism and experience that a private investigator brings to your case can make all the difference in whether your case holds up in court.  Be sure to confirm that the investigator will testify in a court of law to his or her findings.

Know when to hire the professionals, and don’t do it yourself.

Professional Security Guard Service and Your Business: A Safe Combination

professional-security-guardConsidering hiring a professional security guard service?  From knowing the combination of the office safe to keeping your employees and your property protected, maintaining security can be a full-time job.  It can also seem like a big expense.  It’s a little like insurance coverage – if you have insufficient security and there’s a breach, the expense will be even greater.  It could cost you your business, or worse yet, a life.

Hiring a professional security guard service can actually save your business money.  How?

First, a professional security guard service will provide you with a safety plan that they will implement, so you don’t have to.  Instead of trying to monitor security, you can go back to doing what you do best – running your business.

Next, simply the presence of a professional security guard service on the premises can be a deterrent for thieves, vandals or shoplifters.  While video surveillance cameras are a good investment, the sight of a uniformed guard monitoring those cameras sends a clear message to wrong-doers.   Their actions are not only caught on camera, someone is actually watching the video and can take immediate action, including physically going after the criminal.  Because most people will do things the easy way, the presence of the security guard has just deterred the lazy criminal.  Incidents of on-site pilfering or vandalism that cost you money in inventory or repairs will be significantly reduced.  In addition, the guard’s presence is reassuring to employees and visitors.

Outsourcing your security needs also saves your company money because you don’t have to interview, hire and train one or more employees, or pay salary and benefits.  You get professionally trained, experienced guards who know how to react in all security situations.  This experience can make all the difference in the event of an emergency.

Partnering with a professional security guard service allows you the flexibility of calling for added or new security any time you feel it’s necessary.  In short, it’s a safe combination.

 

Absolute Investigative and Security Services to Open Third Location

security services berlinWith much enthusiasm, Absolute Investigative and Security Services (AIS) is pleased to announce expansion to the Eastern Shore.  The Berlin, Maryland location is expected to open March 2016 and will be the third location within the AIS organization.

Owners, Barbara and Reginald Przybylski, founded AIS in 1988 in Towson, Maryland.  A 23 year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, Mr. Przybylski has successfully guided AIS adding another office in Bel Air and now Berlin, MD.    AIS provides investigative services including domestic issues, corporate embezzlement, murder investigations and more.  The security arm of AIS provides contract security services to businesses around the entire state of Maryland and executive bodyguard services.

Mrs. Przybylski said, “After we identified that there was a need for thorough background checks using state of the art fingerprinting technologies on the Eastern Shore, we decided to open the Berlin location.  We have been certified through the State of Maryland, and utilize the Livescan fingerprinting system.  The Livescan system enables us to capture all required criminal history information on behalf of federal and state agencies as well as licensing requirements for private individuals

With over 100 years combined experience, Absolute Investigative and Security Services provides cutting edge security, investigation and fingerprinting services to their clients utilizing the latest technologies and tactical practices.

Mr. and Mrs. Przybylski are active volunteering in the community and are known philanthropists supporting numerous charitable organizations throughout Maryland.