Family law, wills and inheritances
We specialize in family law, surveillance for information gathering, assistance with advanced equipment, and the collection of admissible evidence for courts and rabbinical courts.
Our people act with great professionalism while understanding the sensitivity of the issue and accompanying the client from the beginning of the process to the end. Also, testify in the cases in which they acted in full cooperation with the representing attorney.
Why hire a private investigator in a divorce case?
Often, in such cases, we are forced to disclose and prove a spouse’s financial ability, infidelity or affair, hidden property, or lost funds.
Other cases where an investigative firm can be helpful are in the case of a divorce or financial agreement made in bad faith and depriving either party, which is unfair and the client is interested in presenting evidence to the court proving this.
In addition, in issues, as custody of children, we can obtain lifestyle evidence or conditions of upbringing that are not appropriate for children or the incompetence of the spouse as a parent – if any.
What makes a will legal?
Several parameters must be met for the will to be considered legal and admissible. Among the many parameters that can be found: For the will to be considered legal, for example, it must be written/signed by the testator before his death and in the presence of two witnesses who will not be included in the will.
There is also a preference for qualified attorneys at the time of signing and sometimes checking the clarity and fitness of the testator when deciding on the division of property. In addition to these, the writing of the will should be done in the handwriting of the deceased and include a date and signature. There are also different and additional types of wills.
To know all the parameters and the legality of the will in real-time, the professional guidance of a will-inheritance lawyer and a private investigator must be used.
What can be investigated in matters of wills and inheritances and what is the chance of revoking a will?
Our extensive experience shows that there are many cases in which wills are signed that are illegal and/or wills that are defective or that technical errors have been made. Therefore, the chance of revoking the validity of a will – if it is such – is very reasonable.
The intervention of the investigator in this field is required only if there is a suspicion that this procedure was done illegally. Possible reasons for delaying or disqualifying a will are the possibility that the person who made it was not medically and/or mentally cognitive, and/or the existence of an unfair influence on the testator, as well as many other reasons.
What are the benefits of employing a private investigator in matrimonial matters?
There are many benefits to hiring a private investigator in matters of divorce, infidelity, and even pre-marital inquiry:
The material collected by a legally licensed investigator is admissible in court and therefore constitutes evidence.
In some cases, there is a huge impact to the betrayal on the status of the custody if the act itself harms the best interests of the child.
When there is no mutual consent to the divorce, proof of betrayal by one of the parties is a ground for initiating divorce proceedings.
According to the Rabbinical Court’s Financial Relations Law, a man who proves that his wife betrayed him can decide to dispose of her part in property and even annulate her right to receive the ketubah or even charge a man a ketubah fee in the opposite case.
Will the court accept my evidence as kosher?
If you go to court, the evidence you will join must meet the high criteria of the courts, which establish a balance between the right to privacy and the need to reveal the truth on the subject. If the balance is disturbed, the court may dismiss the evidence. However, a certified private investigator’s report can constitute admissible evidence regarding wills and inheritance disputes as the investigator can testify to what he saw as part of the surveillance and investigations he conducted and even present documents that corroborate the client’s claims and his proxy.