Monday, May 5, 2014

Family time can be a family crime.

Often we are called out to assist a mother or a father in obtaining information to prove that the other parent of their child is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Or that the other parent is now with someone else that is unfit. Sometimes the concerns of the parents are perfectly valid, and sometimes they are attempting to unfortunately use their kids as pawns in the game of get back at your spouse. We have spent countless hours sitting outside of police stations watching as parents make their exchanges, tailing the other parent and monitoring whether they are buckling the children in properly, are they smoking or stopping at a bar or liquor store before they are going home with the children. Sometimes sadly the parents are not doing what they are supposed to be doing and are drinking or leaving their kids with their parents as they go out to a bar, or a club, or their new love interest. Take the Dad who drops his daughter off to the Mother for visitation, the Mother takes the child and immediately drops the child off at a friends house and is out partying until 2:00 a.m. Neither the child or the mother are receiving the benefit of this time and sadly the father who goes back home and waits is losing out as well.

More and more people are getting out of relationships and entering into new ones, they meet these new interests online, in clubs, at bars, etc. They enter into these relationships believing that everything that they are being told is in fact true. The ex is wary (maybe out of jealousy or maybe it's justified) and believes that something is not adding up. We had a case where an ex called because his wife was remarried and she refused to tell him anything about the new husband. She was filing for full custody and wanted to move with her new husband out of state. We conducted a background investigation on the gentlemen and found out that he had previously done time for drug trafficking, fraud, and was even arrested at the age of 18 for sexual assault. Our client was dumbfounded at this new found information and at the mediation showed the ex wife who sadly had no knowledge of her new husbands past life. The mediator denied further custody and even made the suggestion that the mother have monitored visitation when the kids were visiting with her.  We cannot stress enough that you need to know who it is that you are going to be dedicating your time and exposing your children to. People are not always what they seem, or who they seem to be. It's not like the person is going to say Hi, I did 10 years in the state pen for sexual assault and I currently make money through drug dealing. It is up to you to perform due diligence before allowing a new person into the lives of your children.  We at Morrow Detective Agency can assist you with obtaining the information that you need to know before you make a decision that can effect the lives of you and your loved ones.

Morrow Detective Agency is licensed private investigation firm located on the border of Ventura and Los Angeles, Ca in Simi Valley, CA. Morrow Detective Agency is capable of performing surveillance, process service, locates, background investigations, asset investigations, and more. Please feel free to visit our website at  or give us a call at (805) 823-3540 and allow us to make your problem our solution!