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Private Investigators in Family Law

Matters involving the family are almost always highly charged with emotion and stress. For this reason, family law cases can be contentious affairs, dragging on for months or even years, consuming your time and money. Divorce and custody issues typically boil down to a “he said, she said” case scenario, unless you have actual, hard evidence to support your side.

Our Private Investigators can help uncover answers and evidence that can be presented within a divorce or custody case, to help reach a favourable settlement faster and in the best interest of the your needs, as well as the need of any children involved. Star Quality Private Investigations can help you obtain video and still photography evidence, date and time stamped of all questionable behaviour. If you’re navigating a divorce or custody battle, here is what a private investigator can do for you:

Divorce Investigation

Clients will typically invest in the services of a Private Investigator to help uncover evidence that the other party is at fault in bringing the marriage to an end. This evidence can prove allegations of infidelity, substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or imprisonment, to name a few. Private Investigators can also perform a deep dive into records or databases – known as an asset search- to reveal hidden sources of income or concealed assets. An asset search can help ensure that the divorce settlement is fair and equitable.

Child Custody Investigation

A Private Investigator can be beneficial within child custody cases in which one party is concerned about the welfare of the child or children while in the care of the other parent. This may be due to harmful behaviour, substance abuse, driving the children while impaired, neglect, emotional abuse, parent alienation, new partners with an unknown history, or unsafe conditions. In these instances, the concerned parent must be able to present legally obtained evidence of this questionable behaviour or activities as part of the custody case. Star Quality Private Investigations has a longstanding reputation and is very well versed within the family court system. We are fortunate to be affiliated and work closely in tandem with many of Canada’s top family lawyers.

In custody cases in which one party suspects that income or assets are being hidden by the other parent to minimize child support payments, an asset search can be performed by a private investigator. This helps to provide a clear picture of all financial sources and reserves, to ensure that support payments are fair.

Below is the full list of services and investigative tools that can be used by a Private Investigator within a Divorce or Custody Investigation:

It is worth noting that some Family Law Investigations may not pertain to a divorce or custody case, but may simply be an effort to monitor the wellbeing of your children while they are not in your care, should you suspect that their safety is at risk.


Given the number of precautions and restrictions during these unprecedented times, there is understandably, concern around possible virus exposure for children travelling between homes as part of a shared custody arrangement. Further, some parents are concerned regarding the welfare of their children staying with a former spouse who may not be abiding by distancing guidelines, or who may be participating in activities that increase their chance of exposure.

Concerned parents have been turning to SQPI to help uncover the truth and ensure the safety of their children during this public health crisis:

“Children’s safety always comes first, especially in cases with those who are high risk. Our multi-decade experienced team also recognizes that this pandemic is being used as an opportunity to alienate parents who should rightfully have access to their children. We field and screen all calls and only service clients with legitimate concerns about children at risk.”
Adrianne Fekete, Director and Co-Founder, Star Quality Private Investigations

Do you have concerns regarding the wellbeing of your children during the COVID-19 outbreak? Don’t hesitate to contact our Family Law Investigation Experts.

Why Choose Us for your Family Law Investigation?

Unmatched Experience

The Star Quality Private Investigations Team was formed in 1998, and since then we have maintained a steadfast reputation as Toronto’s Infidelity and Family Law Investigation Experts. Our team of Private Investigators are all former law enforcement officers, backed by a diverse range of specialized skill sets. This makes them efficient and effective in every investigation, earning us a 99.9% success rate at obtaining quality evidence for our clients.

Our Family Law Excellence Team Director is a fully Licenced Female Private Investigator, Agency Owner and C.L.C. Certified. Every file is managed with compassion, expertise, guidance and empathy.

A Personal Touch

We understand the inherent stress of navigating a divorce or child custody battle and we are here for you ever step of the way. We also understand how hard it is to pick up the phone and speak to complete stranger about your inner-most suspicions, secrets and fears. From your initial contact with our Team, we ensure you know that “we have your back”. Even prior to the initial intake of the case, we make certain that you feel confident, safe and comfortable with your level of service and our approach. Your case manager take time to get to know YOU, your family dynamic, your hopes and dreams for your immediate situation, as well as your future.

Our case managers take the time to understand your unique circumstances, developing a personalized Investigation & Risk Management Plan, a customized approach to meet your goals, budget, and timeline. This plan serves as a playbook, allowing you and our team members to understand the services and strategy involved to uncover the answers WE are after.

Our Live Stream keeps you updated each component and critical turning point of your investigation, helping you feel informed and in control.

Results When You Need Them

Right from our first contact with you, our response is immediate, and our actions are swift. Within 1-3 hours of initiating your service, we begin developing your Investigation & Risk Management Plan, after which we move directly into the execution phase. This means when you decide you are ready to know your truth, so are we!

We understand that many of our clients have waited or spent months or years struggling through their family law case before finally deciding to secure the services of a Private Investigator. With this in mind, we work hard to ensure that your wait for answers is immediate. Immediate in our world is within one to three hours.


You’re not just another case number to us. Trust the Family Law Investigation Experts at Star Quality Private Investigations give you confidence and clarity by uncovering the answers you need, want, and deserve.

Call us now at 416-884-5100 to get a complimentary, no-obligation quote for all your private investigative needs.

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