Co-habitation investigations are investigations conducted to determine whether a person receiving alimony or child support payments is cohabiting with a romantic partner. These investigations are typically conducted by the person paying the support in order to try to prove that the recipient’s living situation has changed and that they no longer need the support payments.
The purpose of a co-habitation investigation is to gather evidence that the recipient of the support payments is living with a romantic partner in a manner similar to that of a married couple. This evidence can be used to request a modification or termination of support payments.
The investigation may include:
It’s worth noting that it’s important to work with a professional who have the experience and resources to conduct an effective and efficient investigation, and also to comply with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the investigation is taking place. Also, it’s important to note that cohabitation alone does not necessarily mean that the support payments should be terminated or modified, it’s the court that will decide if this situation affects the recipient’s needs and therefore the payments.
A post-nuptial agreement (also known as a postmarital agreement) is a legal contract that is entered into by a married couple after they have tied the knot. These agreements typically outline how assets and property will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation, and may also address issues such as spousal support, child custody and support, and other matters that may arise in the event of a divorce.
The main difference between a prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement is that a prenuptial agreement is signed before the couple gets married, and a postnuptial agreement is signed after the couple is married. The content of both agreements can be similar.
Post-nuptial agreements can be useful for couples who have not had a prenuptial agreement and want to establish how their assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. They can also be useful for couples who have experienced a change in circumstances, such as a significant increase in wealth, the birth of a child, or a change in employment status, and want to update their agreement to reflect these changes.
It’s important to note that in order for a post-nuptial agreement to be legally binding, it must be fair, voluntary and the couple must have full and complete disclosure of their assets and liabilities at the time of signing the agreement.
It is also advisable to have each party to consult with their own attorney before signing any post-nuptial agreement to ensure that their rights are protected.
Cohabitation and post-nuptial agreements are typically investigated by private investigators. These investigators are professionals who are trained to gather information and evidence through various means, such as surveillance, interviews, and records searches. They are hired by one of the parties involved in a case, usually the one paying the support, to conduct the investigation on their behalf.
In some cases, the court may also appoint an investigator to conduct an investigation in cases involving child custody or support. These investigators may be associated with government agencies such as child support enforcement agencies or child protective services.
It’s important to note that in order for the evidence gathered during a cohabitation investigation to be admissible in court, it must be obtained legally and ethically. This means that the investigator must comply with all relevant laws and regulations, such as those related to privacy, and must not use illegal or unethical methods to gather evidence.
It’s also important to have a professional who have the experience and resources to conduct an effective and efficient investigation, and also to comply with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the investigation is taking place.