PIs for Custody Cases in High-Net-Worth Divorces

Posted by Joseph Lento | Aug 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody and visitation are the most emotional and contentious parts of any divorce. Each parent hopes their former spouse is a good person with the best interest of their child at heart, someone who wants the best possible outcome for visitation and custody. Sadly, that isn't always true—even for divorcing couples with ample means to care for their children. Getting to the truth can be painful, but the LLF Law Firm Family Law Team has the means to find it for you.

Family Law Investigators

The Family Law Team at the LLF Law Firm believes that a private investigator's services are essential to winning family law cases. You may have suspicions about your spouse's behavior, wondering if they are hiding assets to reduce the amount they'll be expected to contribute to raising the child or falsifying their schedule to get better visitation.

If you have suspicions about your ex-spouse's behavior, a private investigator can confirm or refute your suspicions, so you don't need to. Some of the things the LLF Law Firm's investigators will look for include:

  • Signs of domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, or other criminal behavior your spouse may be concealing during hearings
  • Hidden income they have not declared on their financial affidavits
  • Details about schools, neighborhoods, and individuals in your child's life that your former spouse has not disclosed or has glossed over during hearings and interviews with your attorney

During custody hearings, your ex-spouse may start spending over-the-top sums on private schools, after-school activities, or sports programs. Our investigators will do the legwork to determine if these programs are worth the effort or if they even exist.

Intelligence Analysis

The Family Law Team at the LLF Law Firm have taken an extra step in protecting your children and your assets. In times past, “investigation” meant stakeouts and telephoto lenses. Today, it means digging through cell phone numbers and columns of computer data. Our firm has partnerships with an intelligence analyst firm and an analyst who can sort through electronic files and documents and spot patterns of spending and deposits (known as “forensic accounting”) to see what's really going on.

Intelligence analysis takes time and experience in the field. The LLF Law Firm has made sure to have an expert analyst who knows what to look for and can review the data accurately. Just as important, their analysis will stand up in court. Presenting the evidence is just as critical as finding it. Our team will do both.

Final Considerations

Our investigators are part of the LLF Law Firm Family Law Team. They work with our attorneys and staff, so they understand your case. An investigator who knows what is going on with you and your spouse will know what to look for better than one who has been called in from outside. We've retained some of the best investigators in the field, and they know how to preserve the chain of evidence for court.

The Family Law Team at the LLF Firm has represented and counseled countless clients on child custody cases in Pennsylvania. If you need to discuss a custody case, have concerns about visitation, or want a review of your custody agreement, call the LLF Law Firm at 888.535.3686 or send us a message online.

About the Author

Joseph Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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