Family Law Investigations

Infidelity

Do you have a niggling suspicion, a feeling that something simply doesn't add up? Are you starting to wonder if your partner may be cheating?

Regrettably, infidelity is at an all-time high today. City Investigations can help determine your spouse/partner's loyalty or disloyalty in a number of innovative and discreet ways. Surveillance, concealed cameras and a number of other techniques can be utilized when you need answers. We can also advise you on how to catch a partner cheating online. Whether it is forensic investigations or information retrieval you need, we are here to help you get the answers you are looking for.

Signs of Cheating

So, you believe your partner may be cheating, but you aren't sure. You don't want to accuse them in case you are wrong and worse still, you are right and they cover it up more.

Here are a few signs that your partner may be cheating. He/she might:

  • Change his/her appearance, or take more care of it than before. He/she may shower more, change cologne or perfume, get their hair done more regularly etc.
  • Change moods dramatically, and pick fights. This can be an excuse to leave the house to meet their lover.
  • Appear to disrespect you, or nit pick.They may make you feel like you can't do anything right.
  • Seem emotionally distant, often daydreaming.
  • Arrive home and surprise you with something they thought you would like, and shower you with affection.
  • Behave secretively. They might keep their mobile phone on their person at all times, screen facing down, leave rooms to take calls, fail to properly explain where they are going etc.
  • Stay away a lot, have extra shifts at work, meet friends more often.
  • Fail to answer your calls and message you instead. They are in meetings a lot more than before.
  • Mention another man/woman in passing, a new employee, colleague. They may mention them a lot more than before.
  • Become annoyed if you ask them personal questions with retorts such as "why do you want to know?" "What difference does it make where is was?" etc.
  • Maybe you just know. Your gut is telling you that something isnt right. If so, this is the most powerful tool at your disposal; listen to it, but don't lose control. Look, listen and build your case before rushing in with accusations.

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. These behaviors are only indicative and your partner may portray all of the above as a normal part of their personality. What is significant is if they haven't before, if their behavior has changed.

Divorce (the Family Law Act 1996)

Are you applying for a divorce in Ireland? Do you believe your spouse has not been truthful with their Affidavit of means? Has your spouse hidden assets or money that you know to exist? If so, we can help find that hidden money, the painting that has just disappeared or that listing of shares that they boasted about when you first met, but haven't heard whisper of since. We conduct thorough financial accounting investigations of all submitted paperwork. We can identify thousands of National and International bank codes and transfer codes, and can thus trace any account transfers necessary for you. We can give you the advantage of reading between the lines when dealing with documents available through disclosure.

Under the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996, a spouse can seek a Decree of Divorce. Once a Decree is obtained, the marriage is dissolved and the parties are free to marry again.

Lifestyle Assessments

Are you applying for maintenance? Has your spouse/partner submitted a dishonest assessment of means to the court, outlining their poverty and inability to pay you maintenance?

The Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act 1976:

The District and Circuit Courts have the power to make Orders against a spouse for the financial support of an applicant spouse and/or any dependent children.

Have you or are you going to apply for a maintenance order? If so, we can conduct a lifestyle assessment by covertly undertaking surveillance and observations, carrying out property checks, vehicle counts, working hours and social assessments. This can give you the advantage of having evidence to show the courts that your spouse/partner is indeed in a financial position to pay their full maintenance.

Asset Investigations

We have handled many asset investigations for parties in the process of divorce, and have located property or other assets that our clients were previously unaware of. Clearly, these kinds of investigations can have a significant impact on settlements, as well as any maintenance payments.

Custody Agreements

The Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 confers rights and duties on both parents. Disputes about custody and access may be determined in court. The Court will consider the child's welfare to be of paramount importance. Parents are obliged to maintain their dependent children.

Guardianship is a legal relationship between parents and their children. Married parents are joint guardians of their children and have rights and duties relating to their children's upbringing. An unmarried mother is the sole guardian of her child unless she consents to the father's appointment as guardian. Where an unmarried mother does not consent to the father being appointed guardian then the father must apply to court to be so appointed. An unmarried father has no automatic rights under Article 42 of the Irish Constitutionm and therefore the only legal right an unmarried father has is joint guardianship.

In past custody cases, we have been asked to do extensive background investigations on a parent to help our client and the court determine whether or not custody should be held jointly or by a single parent. Regarding child maintenance, we have often located a parent who has moved and stopped paying child maintenance, enabling our clients to collect back payments.

If you have any family law investigation queries then City Investigations can help. We have specialised family law investigators who can help you to obtain the result you need.