In cases of divorce or separation, a child custody investigation can ensure a child's safety. During a child custody investigation, the investigator finds the experience of a child with the custody or non-custody parent. This helps the court decide who is the best suitable to look after the kid and other rights of the non-custodial parents, such as visiting rights.
The investigation itself could use surveillance to observe what happens when the parent is with the child. There will be documentation of any neglect or abuse. Investigators could also question the parents, child, and other witnesses.
The findings of the investigation will be provided to the court, or parent who initiated the investigation. Some factors that the court will consider when deciding on the custody/legal guardian rights are include: