Criminal Record meets Family Law

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Criminal Record meets Family Law

We recently assisted on a matter where our client engaged us to investigate the new partner of his ex-spouse in order to assist with Family Law proceedings. During the investigation, we established that the new step-father that resides in the same residence as our client’s children has a criminal history, with a pattern of violence.

We were able to obtain these records.

This allows our client to consider initiation under section 60I of the Family Law Act to prove potential risk of family violence, and/or to the health and safety of the children in the household, and potentially swing Parenting Orders his way.

Obtaining the criminal history, financial red flags, gambling habits and drug and alcohol use of parties relevant to proceedings is vital to a Case.

Sometimes, a bit of leverage goes a long way.