Is your partner/spouse cheating?  Are they buying and selling drugs?  Are they using drugs and placing the children in dangerous situations?  All these questions and answers are very important for the court to know.  Unfortunately, many times it becomes a “he said/she said” situation in court.  When proving infidelity in divorce, or drug use, the court needs evidence.  Even though testimony is evidence, conflicting testimony is sometimes difficult and nearly impossible for the court to decipher.  You are going to be able to testify as to the affair, the drugs, the dangerous situations, but guess what?  Your partner/spouse is going to deny all of it.  So, proof is a must.

Did You Know?

Adultery and drugs can affect certain aspects in the outcome of a divorce – ie: Division of the marital estate and a child’s best interest (Parenting time, time sharing schedules, etc.)

This is where a private investigator becomes invaluable to your case.  Private investigators are required to be licensed by the state and are trained to engage in surveillance and to collect information that will be admissible in court.  This person can come into court and testify as to actual evidence that they have seen while having the other person under surveillance.  Now the court has an independent witness without any emotionally attached testimony, and that is most helpful.

One disadvantage to hiring a private investigator is the cost involved.  Each case is different, but in general, divorce investigation expenses can run a bit high.  However, when dealing with serious issues like those listed above….issues that can ultimately destroy your life and the lives of your children, you cannot put a price on what must be done.  The hiring of a private investigator can help you get the result you want and the tools your attorney needs in court, to be successful!

Before hiring a private investigator, it is always wise to discuss the matter with your attorney first.  An attorney can help limit your exposure to the legal issues involved in any marital dispute.  Choosing the right private investigator for your situation can be difficult.  Your attorney can guide you through the process and even recommend an investigator whom they have successfully worked with in the past.

If you have any questions or concerns about the hiring of a private investigator, or any other marital matter, please call or email us any time!  We are here to help guide you.