Discreet Investigation Service

How to Win A Family Law Case


At Discreet Investigation Service, we’ve investigated and testified in divorce, child custody, cohabitation, alimony, child support, and many more family law cases throughout Connecticut. While no one (not even the best attorneys) can predict a trial outcome, there are many steps you should take to maximize your chances of winning your case. Following is what it truly takes to win a case:

1. Do not self-represent; hiring an experienced family law attorney is the first step to winning your case. The benefits of hiring an attorney are astronomical as attorneys know the courts, understand how to file the paperwork, and have a deeper understanding of the issues. Above all, experienced attorneys will know the tricks other attorneys will plan to use against you during your case.

2. Commit to a thorough investigation and prepare to spend money. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Quality investigations for your case will take time and resources.

3. Use surveillance. Surveillance allows for close and detailed observation of a person or place. From there, private investigators or attorneys can gather facts that can be used to build a case. Surveillance is the only way to see what is happening in real time and it is where most of the evidence is going to come from. Surveillance is an important asset to winning any case and is often used in cases to uncover important facts. These facts help build a winning case.

4. Background checks can provide useful information if done correctly and the information is correctly analyzed. Do not waste your time or the investigators time with a $59.99 internet background check. Cheap online background check sites claim to give you all of this information and more for one low fee, which is simply not accurate. Criminal records must be recorded on a state-by-state basis, and each state has a different process, which usually revolves around one of the state's law enforcement bureaus. Although using a private investigator to conduct a background check is not as quick and inexpensive as the internet, it will get the results you are looking for.

5. Locating and interviewing witnesses in certain cases can be very useful, however it should only be done after the surveillance is complete and if it can be done without raising any flags.

These are basic services most private investigators provide, but they still must be done with care and diligence. Hiring a professional who has the knowledge of how and when to execute different aspects of the investigation will make you successful in your family law case.