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Divorce: 3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

Divorce: 3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator


Jun 24, 2013

By Jessica Walters

Hiring a private investigator may seem like an extravagant move when leaving your marriage, but in some cases it can mean the difference between winning and losing in battles over money and children. Hiring a private eye during your divorce might sound invasive, but it is a perfectly practical way of protecting yourself (without having to sneak around on your own).

Reasons to Hire a PI

1. Find Hidden Money

Private investigators are beneficial in discovering hidden assets because they have access to select databases and records that the average person won’t find. While you may know about bank accounts with your name attached, an investigator may quickly find your spouse has secret accounts with hidden money.

2. Prove Infidelity

You may know that your spouse is cheating, but you’ll need proof if you want this to help you in your divorce. If you’re getting a divorce regardless of whether infidelity occurs, you should still find out about — and prove — your spouse’s adultery, as it certainly won’t hurt your case when it comes to collecting or paying spousal support. While a private investigator can’t access your spouse’s phone records, they may have the skills necessary to recover deleted internet communication that proves infidelity. Since you’ve given the permission to access the family computer, this information is admissible in court.

3. Win a Custody Battle

A videotape showing your spouse overly intoxicated or driving recklessly while dropping the kids off at school could help you out with custody. Even without a video, a private investigator could call the police upon catching your spouse in the act of doing something illegal.

Cited from: Divorce: 3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator | NakedLaw by Avvo

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