Conducting Co-Habitation Investigations
One lesser-known but very important (for some clients) service we perform is proof of co-habitation investigations. This is just what it sounds like: our client has a legal need to prove that the subject (usually an ex-spouse) is currently residing with a significant other. Typically, this evidence is needed in conjunction with a divorce or child custody/child support case. It might be that our client’s ex is believed to be living at the new partner’s home or vice-versa. Either way, solid proof is needed.
— determining what official and quasi-official documentation shows one of them using the other’s address — driver’s license, car registration, voter’s registration, bank accounts, bank loans, credit cards, etc.
— ascertaining whether the new partner has their own address — if he/she does not own/rent a separate residence locally, co-habitation is far more likely
— covertly examining their garbage — we call this a “trash run” — can be very revealing, i.e., if he has his monthly “Sports Illustrated” magazine delivered there, it’s pretty much his residence