Even seemingly fairy tale marriage can come to an end. While it may sound like an outrageous idea to hire a private investigator when leaving your marriage, it can save you from a heartbreaking custody battle and money problems later on.
We perfectly understand if you feel that hiring a private eye to settle things when you’re having a divorce is slightly invasive; but if the choice is between having professionals do the fact checking for you versus you sneaking on your own, the practical and smart approach would be to hire a private investigator.
If you’re not yet convinced that using outside help may result in a better divorce for you, then read the following reasons to be enlightened.
Private investigators can prove infidelity.
It is said that a spouse will always know when a partner is cheating, but just having that ‘feeling’ won’t help in divorce proceedings. If you need solid proof, you have to know where to dig, what information is relevant, and what information is admissible in court.
If proving infidelity is not something you’re really interested in, just having real proof of it can still help you when it comes to paying or collecting spousal support, not to mention getting custody of the kids if any.
Just note that private investigators can’t tap into a phone or do anything that breaks the law. With that said, professional private investigators know what to do to access deleted internet communications and the like from a family computer. That’s access to information that’s perfectly legal.
Private investigators can help you find hidden assets.
It’s no secret that hiding money and properties from spouses is becoming more prevalent these days. As an average person, you do not have access to select records and databases that private investigators may have access to, including how to check for hidden or off-shore bank accounts.
They can help you win a custody battle.
No one wants a drawn-out custody battle. Hiring outside help can help you get crucial information such as a surveillance footage of your spouse being less-than-careful with driving with your kids and so on.
They can make divorce easier.
Hiring one need not stress you out. Just follow the 4 guidelines below and you’ll be in touch with a professional PI in no time!
1. Make sure that you check for certification and identification. ‘Investigating’ your PI involves checking out reviews and write-ups about their services. Remember that you’ll be possibly held liable for any illegal acts a hired private detective may perform so be sure to hire professionals!
2. Check for adequate liability insurance. You could be held liable if the person your hire breaks something on someone else’s property while on your job. You can avoid problems by making sure that someone you hire has adequate insurance coverage.
3. Have a detailed contract. Specify what services you’ll be paying for to protect yourself from liability down the road.
4. Double check for references or hire a private eye recommended by people you know or have a long track record of consistently reputable service. Check for adequate liability insurance. You could be held liable if your private investigator breaks something on someone else’s property while on your job. You can avoid problems by making sure that someone you hire has adequate insurance coverage.
Keep in mind that any information obtained by a private eye will only be in your favor if they were obtained legally. Professional private investigators will explain what is covered by their private investigation services as well as let you know whether they can provide what you need prior to hiring them.
Thomas Martin says
Private Investigators play a major role in divorce and custody cases. The evidence obtained can be admissible in court and can support the allegations you may have. A good local investigator may be hard to find but I used www.pihire.com and was able to connect with one right away. Hope this helps! -Tom M.
Silas Knight says
Hiring a private investigator can definitely make a divorce easier. Like yous aid, they will legally get evidence to make everything easier. My sister is going through a divorce soon, so I’ll tell her to look for one of these.
Ellie Davis says
My husband and I are currently in a custody battle. Thank you for pointing out that hiring a private investigator may be able to help me win. I’ll have to look into finding a great private investigator in my area to help me get my kids.
Rachel Frampton says
I’m planning to divorce my husband because he’s having an affair with his colleague. Therefore, I’m planning to hire a private investigator who can collect enough evidence for me. I agree with you that for me to have solid proof, I have to know what information is relevant and admissible in court.
Angela Waterford says
I’ve suspected that my husband has been cheating on me for a long time already, but I never found anything yet that would prove my point in a court hearing. I think I’ll hire a private investigator to help me out in doing this. As you’ve mentioned, they can look for solid proof on my behalf, and I really find that to be something useful to have.