To affirm that there are many occasions in which a client accesses a detective office on the recommendation of his lawyer does not constitute great news in itself since legal professionals constitute many times the first step towards our consultation.
Yes, the work of the private investigator in judicial proceedings aimed at establishing child custody and custody measures is more unknown, when the agreement between the parties is not possible.
Interests of the child
The entire judicial process is intended to defend the interests of the child.
It is undeniable that the classic concept of family has changed radically since the legalization of divorce in Kenya.
Almost in 2018, there were almost 15000 divorces, of which a third, around 5,000, needed the judicial process to determine the conditions of separation.
A good part of these 5,000 couples would require the mediation of the courts for the determination of child custody measures, but also those couples (each day more numerous) who without having a marriage have children in common should be included in this group.
Many of these couples end up first in front of a lawyer, and later (and without knowing very well what they are going to find) in front of a private detective.
How can a private detective help in establishing child custody and custody measures?
The answer is so simple that customers themselves are surprised to hear it.
Usually, the courts establish a series of temporary conditions when establishing custody and custody conditions pending final judgment, always taking into account the primary objective of the welfare of minors.
But these conditions are not always met, and that is when the private detective through an official report can prove to the court the (in) compliance with the obligations of the guardians and the welfare of the minors.
This test, on many occasions, can be decisive when demonstrating before the judge the non-fulfillment of his indications or in more serious cases, the existence of some harmful circumstance towards the minor.
LY Detectives Agency is a private investigations firm operating in Kenya, East and Central Africa.