Generally speaking, child custody determinations are made with the child’s best interests in mind, regardless of what is favored or convenient for the parents.

Using a private investigator for child custody disputes will often times reveal whether a parent is capable of providing a stable home environment for the child or children.

In other cases, there may be concerns about child abuse or drug use by the noncustodial parent (which would be relevant for visitation determinations).

I’ve been trying to tell anyone that would listen, my wife of 16 years was mistreating our children. Brian was able to get the video proof I needed to let everyone see what was happening. You could tell Brian was engaged with the assignment and passionate about what he does.

Michael T.

Client, Child Custody


Investigators have a variety of tools and methods at their disposal to help with custody cases, including the gathering of witness statements, background checks, and surveillance. After custody is awarded, we can provide evidence of custody or visitation agreement violations.

How we manage the investigation will vary by the type of dispute and the needs of the case. However, in most cases we perform the following basic tasks:

  • Collection of Evidence – searching through documents for the “smoking gun,” digging for civil judgments or criminal records, talking to people, or utilizing other means such as a stakeout.
  • Surveillance – Working within the confines of the law, we’ll watch an individual to see where they go, how they interact with their children (if it’s a custody case, for example), whether they’re living a secret life, etc.
  • Background Checks – Checking a person’s professional history, social contacts, credit, criminal history, and other such information typically is done via the internet but also may involve phone calls and interviews.

Why choose SIC?

SIC is the industry leader when it comes to child custody and visitation in Miami and Tampa. We will make you feel as comfortable as possible during the investigation process.


We all love our children and want them in a safe, loving environment. That's why at SIC, we are here to help make sure this is what is happening.

During an investigation, we will legally document any type of neglect or abuse that we find in photos, videos, and voice recordings. We are looking for red flags like; alcohol abuse, criminal activity, drug abuse, gambling, and any other negative actions that will affect your child.

We will also be investigating to see if your ex-partner is providing a healthy and safe living environment. There is no reason to worry about your child during the investigation, will always put them and their safety first.

If need be, we will question any family members or close friends and conduct background checks. 


We look forward to hearing from you. Use the contact form in the section below to send us a discreet e-mail. A professional, licensed investigator will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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