I get many private investigator questions throughout the week, and most are legitimate questions from people in terrible situations. I enjoy engaging with these people and often, they become clients. Then there are the few that make me cringe and want to immediately hang up the phone. These are the ones who you might see on the local news in a mugshot.
I wrote this to talk about the two most common questions I get and how you can get help. I threw in the others for a little humor.
1. How can a private investigator help with my divorce case?
I always flip the question and ask, “What do you want from the divorce?” If you are facing divorce, you have probably been given some ultimatums from your spouse. The significant other has requested crazy sums of money, unreasonable child custody demands, and they want the house and for you to pay for it. In the back of your mind, you have a nagging feeling there is another person along with other factors such as drug and alcohol abuse.
This is where the private investigator comes in. The investigator will document everything your spouse does to prove they are a fraud. The end report will create a story that shows that your spouse is not who they are claiming to be.
How does this help?
When you start arguing over assets in a divorce, you are looking for leverage. Videos and photos of your spouse in compromising situations provides significant leverage. With a good lawyer, this type of evidence will show a judge that your spouse is ending the marriage based on adultery.
Evidence of your spouse abusing alcohol and other destructive behavior adds to the fact that they are not interested in child welfare or the welfare of others.(more…)