Divorce & Family Law Investigations
Divorce is a very significant life event that can cause tremendous stress, not only to the spouses involved but also to the family and children. Even the most amicable divorces come with a certain degree of stress. When the divorce becomes contentious and the spouses become embroiled in financial and child custody battles, the emotional toll increases exponentially. Evidence of infidelity, hidden assets, and other incriminating data is often stored in electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Computer forensics examinations of these devices are key to finding relevant evidence that can be used to support one’s case in family court.
When families break apart, sometimes the issues at stake in the split can easily spin out of control. Allegations of child abuse, sexual abuse, and other claims of spousal misbehavior can quickly come to the forefront. Regardless of what side of the case you are on, the facts matter. In many of these cases, digital data is key in bringing the truth to light. In some cases, investigations could reveal hidden bank accounts, undisclosed relationships, or even plans to abduct a child and relocate to a foreign country. Our investigators are prepared with the right tools and skills to react quickly to the needs of our clients and to any information that we discover.
Investigations in divorce or family law cases include a vast array of issues that must be resolved. The most important issues are typically financial responsibility and child custody. In many family law cases, a spouse will attempt to hide assets in order to avoid relinquishing those assets in a divorce settlement or in an attempt to pay less in child support. Should you hire a private detective at McCann Investigations, an in-depth computer forensic investigation can often reveal hidden assets.
Digital investigations are by far the most effective method to gather evidence in a contentious family law case. However, there are cases that go beyond what digital investigations can uncover. Our team employs a variety of traditional private investigations tools as well, such as surveillance, undercover work, and background checks on a case-by-case basis, and typically as a supplement to an ongoing computer forensics investigation.
In a divorce case, any incriminating evidence relating to hidden assets is most likely located on a mobile device, such as a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Through forensic imaging of an electronic device, evidence of an undisclosed bank account, credit card, investment, property, or other assets can often be discovered and used as evidence in divorce cases.
Parental abduction happens when a non-custodial parent takes a child with the intent of keeping the child from the other parent. The parent may take the child to another state or even another country in hopes of hiding from the other parent. Parental abduction most often occurs in extremely contentious cases when one parent is deliberately attempting to hurt the other parent. Unfortunately, it is the children who truly suffer the most in these scenarios.
Our McCann investigators employ every investigation tool we have, as well as various domestic and international resources, in our efforts to locate the child and return him or her to safety.