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Child Custody


Child Custody issues should only be handled by  a professional, work with a New Jersey Private Investigator you can trust, contact former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan for a free 30 minute consultation

New Jersey Child Custody Investigations are serious issues having important repercussions to the well being of your

Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan addressing grammar school children at the Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City.

children. Bob Cowan owner of Cowan Investigations is the former Chief of New Jersey’s second largest municipal police department.  Bob has a thirty five year background in New Jersey Law Enforcement. Bob has extensive experience in the practical application of relevant New Jersey laws pertaining to child custody. Laws such as child endangerment/child abuse, juvenile law and domestic violence. Recognizing the importance of child custody issues Bob will either directly participate in the child custody investigation.  Bob will only be assisted by an experienced New Jersey Private Investigator  having knowledge of applicable New Jersey Laws.

The Child Custody Investigator You Need to Win Your Case

A child custody investigation is a serious matter that has important repercussions for the well-being of your children. Bob Cowan, owner of Cowan Investigations, is the former Chief of Police of Jersey City, New Jersey’s second-largest municipal police department. Bob has a thirty-five-year background in NJ law Enforcement, and has extensive experience in the practical application of laws pertaining to child custody such as child endangerment/child abuse, domestic violence, and juvenile law.

Recognizing the gravity of such issues, Bob directly participates in and oversees all child custody investigations. Receiving assistance from a seasoned New Jersey private investigator who is versed in all applicable NJ laws is exactly what private citizens all across New Jersey, including Bergen, Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties, NJ, need. He also offers expert services for those seeking a/an:

Working Closely With Your Attorney During the Investigation

The facts provided during a child custody investigation will assist your attorney in any motions before the court. Relevant issues include:

    Legal child custody

    Primary residential child custody

    Shared child custody

    Physical child custody

    Joint custody

    Visitation rights

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As a NJ Child Custody Investigator, Bob knows that any information uncovered during an investigation can be used to substantiate allegations of child neglect and abuse, which can result in the non-offending parent obtaining full custody of the child.

During an investigation, the child custody investigators at Cowan Investigations can uncover all manner of background information such as DUI charges, criminal records, and other relevant information through comprehensive background searches. Such background investigations will be done with the intention of preventing further child abuse, neglect, or endangerment.

When You Should Seek A Child Custody Investigation

Once you have decided that your child’s best interests are not being served by a change of physical and/or legal custody, you should strongly consider retaining the services of an experienced NJ Child Custody Investigator. It is also vital you hire a knowledgeable family law attorney. The attorney you retain should have experience litigating child custody motions in New Jersey courts.

Cowan Investigations will gather the needed legal evidence for your motion. It is amazing the amount and nature of compelling evidence often uncovered by the examining of social media accounts during a Child Custody Investigation. Another successful method utilized by Cowan Investigations during a NJ Child Custody Investigation is the searching of police records for any police responses that may have been called into a suspected parent’s home. Your lawyer’s task will be to get the evidence gathered by the child custody investigator for admissibility and relevance.

Cowan Investigations is Experienced in Child Custody Matters

Former Chief Bob Cowan received all of his law enforcement experience in the Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey’s second-most populous municipality. When considering which NJ Child Custody Investigators to retain for your case, it is essential to prioritize experience. Former Chief of Police Bob Cowan has that experience, and has a proven background in investigation and case management, with specializations in multiple other areas:

Criminal Investigations

This includes Child Abuse and Child Endangerment, as well as Domestic Violence Investigations.

A History of Working With Children’s Agencies

Bob Cowan has a long history of dealing with the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS, more recently DCCP).  In Bob’s thirty-five years of service in the police department, he had continuous interaction with Children’s Services. For twenty-seven of those years, Bob served in a number of supervisory ranks in the department, serving as a Radio Car Patrolman, Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, and ultimately Chief of Police.

Proficiency in Criminal Justice Codes

Mr. Cowan is an expert in New Jersey Criminal Code 2C and all of the areas of criminal activities it includes. Bob has handled physical assaults, sexual assaults, domestic violence, juvenile legal matters, and many other situations.

Comprehensive Records Preparation

Lastly, Bob Cowan is meticulous in his preparation of reports and handling of evidence and is experienced in identifying relevant evidential material while discarding extraneous items and information. Click here to see one of Bob Cowan’s sample reports.

As your NJ Child Custody Investigator Bob Cowan is willing to do anything legally permissible to gather the evidence you need for your case, which, in turn, will be used by your attorney to succeed in your child custody motion before a New Jersey Family Court.

Divorce and Child Custody

Divorce-related investigations often overlap with other court-related issues. Cowan Investigations will work in close concert with your lawyers and obtain the evidence they need to litigate your case effectively.

Contact Cowan Investigations Today

Cowan Investigations proudly serves residents all across New Jersey including Bergen,  Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties, NJ. Call Cowan Investigations today for a free, half-hour, completely confidential phone consultation.




Bob thank you so much for your time,
I had recently contacted several private eyes in order to explore my options in a complicated Child Custody matter. I was totally unimpressed with the Investigators I had spoken to because they didn’t seem to have a grasp of the legal issues involved. This was the case until I talked with Bob Cowan. Bob seemed to be genuinely concerned asking what I thought were all the right questions concerning my relationship with my children and ex-wife. Bob was extremely familiar with domestic violence laws, restraining orders and police interventions in family situations including dealing with DYFS. I have yet to retain Bob but I know if I need an investigator it is going to be him, he spent well over an hour on the phone with me leaving me feeling so much more informed of many of the legal issues.
Roger C

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