Questions!


#1

Dear Tammy:

Yes you can use evidence legally obtained by a PI in court. If your ex finds about about the PI, he can get angry, confront the PI, confront you, move out, etc. I believe that you have a specific question here, but I am not sure what it is. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Thank you.

My ex. will be getting overnight visitation of our child soon. He has had abuse charges against him for abuse to another child he still has custody of. I was not aware of this until a few days ago. DSS found these old charges on him. He has had MANY calls to the child protection office at DSS in his county. Of course, these were just filed away. The judge gave these orders of visitation for our child.

I will be glad when we go to court for the final custody hearing. This evidence and more can be brought up then.

This was the reason for the PI. Also, his girlfriend lives there with 2 children and she is not suppose to be there overnights when our child is visiting.

Any advise you may gave me is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


#3

Dear Tammy:

Greetings. I understand that you are only trying to protect your child, but you must also prepare your case (if you don’t have an attorney, which I advise you obtain) as if you were standing outside your situation looking in. You must be able to be objective at times, stating any positives in your ex as well as your negatives.

Now, your ex clearly needs therapy, one of the things you can ask the court for is that he can only see the child if he is attending therapy. Also, you must be sure that the evidence you want to admit is admissible. You will need to subpeona someone from the DSS to come and testify about their information, otherwise it is hearsay and the judge may not allow it. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

Thank you so much…Janet.

I have spoke with a PI, everything is ongoing. The evidence from the DSS will NOT be a problem, by the way, this is what the DSS is wanting.

I just hope we have a good judge. Yes, I have employed an attorney.

Thanks again for your time.


#5

Hi:

The questions I am asking maybe crazy, however, I really need to know the answer.

Here goes; If I hire a PI to follow my ex. husband when he has our child, can the videos be used in court, that is, if anything goes wrong, in reference to our child? What if my ex. finds out about this, can he do anything?

Thanks!