Divorce Diaries: Hiring a Private Eye

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[Editor's Note: Most people consider hiring private investigators to discover an infidelity prior to deciding to divorce, but in this piece, Mandy at SinceMyDivorce argues why private detectives are also essential during, and what you need to look for when you're hiring one.]

Whether you are currently involved in a divorce or child custody case, hiring a private investigator might be the difference between failure and success. A private detective is a professional at gathering facts that are admissible in court – which hold up during interrogation, rather than hearsay or innuendo. He or she will gather documents and witnesses that your spouse is in the wrong.


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While many people will consider instigating an investigation when infidelity is concerned, it can also be effective in child custody cases for visitation rights, discovering abuse, contempt cases, establishing that your spouse is hiding property or finances and determining the truth about assets, income and employment.

Private investigators are beneficial in discovering hidden assets because they have access to select databases and records – records that the average individual cannot find. While you may know about bank accounts with your name attached, an investigator may find your spouse has multiple accounts with hidden money and chances are a PI can find this out much quicker than you can.

Read more from Hiring a Private Detective During Divorce at Since My Divorce

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