Also called a "Morality clause"; we spend quite a bit of time conducting surveillance in the pursuit of proving these violations to family courts.
Once a divorce has taken place, or is in the process of, a Judge can make an order prohibiting a parent from having overnight guests when they are in possession of their children. Usually these overnight guests are the new boyfriend or girlfriend and there are many reasons that Family Court Judges don't want them spending the night. Whether you agree or not, once a Family Court Judge has made the order, it sets the parameters of when the boyfriend or girlfriend can visit and what time they have to leave. Many court orders state from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am there aren't to be any overnight visitors, but this is up to each judge.
So what do you do if you suspect your ex, or soon to be ex, spouse is having overnight guests? We recommend the first you do is contact your attorney. He or she will want to hire a competent private investigator to collect evidence that the court order is being violated before filing a motion for enforcement with the court. This is where we come in. We use a variety of surveillance methods and personnel to prove up these court order violations, preferably presenting photo or video evidence to build the case to present before the court.
The judge will ultimately decide in a hearing if the ex spouse was in violation and if so, could hold that party in contempt.
Family law can be complicated and the outcomes involving children are important! Please call us if we can help.