Cheating spouse investigations How do I hire a private investigator?

Cheating Spouse Investigations:

Most of our civil and criminal case clients are very accustomed to working with private investigators. Attorneys call us up, give us a police report or case file and ask us to put together a witness list and start interviewing witnesses.

Clients who contact us about cheating spouse cases are different. They are not accustomed to working with private investigators. They are emotionally invested and want to get answers to their questions – answers that can lead to major changes in their lives. Most clients just want to know the truth once and for all. They want to have proof that can’t be explained away by a glib explanation of circumstances, which are improbable, but possible.

Unfortunately, the majority of our cheating spouse cases end up proving, not disproving the client’s suspicions. We find that if a client’s “spider senses” are tingling, there is usually a good reason for it.

The Use of Evidence of Infidelity in Court:

That said, it is important for client’s to know that proving infidelity will not necessarily help in a subsequent divorce proceeding. Most states in the United States are “no fault states”. The judge will not be interested in the reason for the divorce and will not punish the spouse who cheated. There are some situations for which a domestic surveillance can help the outcome of legal proceedings, for instance proof of the spouse subjecting a child to unsafe activities or environment, or evidence regarding a third party, whom the spouse allows to contact the children. You will need to consult with a family law attorney about what issues will be most important to you.

Most clients for cheating spouse cases hire us for closure – to give them the information they need in order to make a life changing decision. Other clients hire us to provide proof for their families. In some cultures, divorce is frowned upon and the client needs proof of infidelity in order to gain the support of their parents and extended family.

Free Infidelity Investigation Consultation:

First, call us for a free case consultation. We will talk to you about your concerns and what you need to know as a result of the investigation. We will talk about the Subject’s schedule and when the opportunity might exist for the activity in question. We will ask you for home and work locations, information about vehicle or other transportation used by the Subject, as well as where the vehicle is usually parked. We will ask for a photo of the Subject and any further description that may help. We will talk with you about the case circumstances and how many operatives will be needed. Some situations that may require additional operatives:

  • Subject lives or drives in urban areas, where traffic is tight.
  • Subject is a fast driver or rides a motorcycle
  • Subject lives or works in a building with multiple exits, which can’t be covered from one location
  • Subject has been under surveillance before or is especially observant or heads up
  • Subject uses different modes of transportation – taxis, walking, bicycle, etc.
  • Surveillance at an airport

Your information is safe. Be open and honest with us:

It is important that you are honest and open with us. Our focus is truly to get you the information you need and to uncover the truth. Your being open with us will help us to do that. If your spouse suspects he might be surveilled, perhaps you confronted him or her and threatened to hire a private investigator; or if you had him or her under surveillance previously, it is important to let us know that. Please be open and honest with us. Any information you give us will be held with the utmost confidentiality and discretion.

Infidelity Case Paperwork:

After we have worked out a schedule and strategy and you have provided us with a photo and information regarding the Subject, we will ask you for your full contact information. You can use a work address, but we need to know with assurance, for whom we are working. All the information you provide is confidential and no mail will ever be sent to you unless you request it, but we do need to work out a safe way to communicate effectively and for you to pay for our services confidentially. We can help you with that.

For all but the smallest cases, we prepare an Agreement, outlining what we will do and what the charges will be. We sign and then ask that you sign the Agreement and then fax, send or email it back to us. We usually ask for a retainer of 50% of the expected cost of the case to be paid in advance, with the remainder due upon completion. If plans change and the retainer is not used fully, any unused portion is completely refundable to you.

Case Communication:

Some clients prefer to keep a distance from the case and want the results only. Some clients prefer to closely monitor the conduct of the investigation as it progresses. The choice is yours. We use a secure online workspace for collaboration and project management and offer you the opportunity to join our team’s workspace for your case, if you wish. Reports, photos, video and other documents can be viewed and downloaded from the workspace, as they are posted by our operatives. Communication and case information is also shared quickly and easily within the team. Please let us know if you would like to access the workspace for your matter.

Infidelity Counseling:

Even if you don’t end up hiring us, it may help you to discuss the case and bounce your concerns off of us. We have deep experience with all types of cases like yours and can likely give you some insight and perspective into the situation. We are happy to share the insight our experience with infidelity cases has given us.