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Divorce is a stressful, often messy, process, and when children are involved, proceedings become even more complicated. Almost fifty percent of children in the United States witness the end of their parent's marriage, and the battle for custody is often a grueling, prolonged experience for the unprepared divorcees and their child.


With over thirty years experience performing child custody investigations, ICU Investigations' private investigators can help prepare you and your case before proceedings begin.

Understand the form of custody you're seeking. It's the first step in building your case.


Legal Custody: Gives you the right to make decisions regarding the child or children.

Physical Custody: The child or children live with you.

Sole Custody: The child or children live with you and you have the right to make legal decisions.

Joint Legal Custody: Both you and the child or children’s other parent has a say in decisions.

Joint Physical Custody: The child evenly splits time between both parents.

Knowing the custody you're seeking is only the beginning. Although the definition varies by state, courts are guided by the Best Interests of the Child Standard, and your case hinges on how a judge evaluates each criteria. Common factors include:

  • Mental health of the parents, as well as the child or children.

  • Emotional ties and relationships in the family.

  • Ability to provide a safe home with suitable food, clothing, and medical care.

  • Evidence of domestic violence in the household.

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A custody battle is often convoluted and difficult, but ICU Investigations has the experience and expertise to build your case. We conduct child custody investigations discreetly, collecting the evidence through numerous techniques, such as:

Surveillance for evidence gathering, documentation of the treatment of the child or children, drug and/or alcohol use, abuse or neglect, romantic partners, and more.

Witness Interview of anyone who may be involved in the child or children’s lives such as neighbors, teachers, friends of parents, etc.

Asset investigations to ensure that the opposing parent is not hiding money, therefore provides proper compensation to care for the child or children.

Background checks on the opposing parent and anyone who may be coming into contact with the child or children while in the care of the opposing parent, such as romantic partners, babysitters, family members, etc.

On your behalf, and on behalf of your legal counsel, ICU Investigations builds a profile showing:

•    Incidents of child abuse or neglect
•    Custody agreement violations
•    Evidence a parent is capable of paying their child support
•    Photographic, video, or documentation of improper cohabitation by an ex-spouse.

Ensure the safety and well-being of your child or children by contacting ICU Investigations today.

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