So You Decide To Hire A Private Investigator To Catch Your Cheating Spouse. What Next?
Once you’ve made the decision to hire a private investigator to investigate possible relationship infidelity, you need to make sure you know how to hire the right investigator for you.
The private investigator you hire will ask you many questions, particularly about your partner’s work, habits, places they like to hang out, possible people you suspect they are having an affair with, etc. You will be asked for a recent photo of your partner as well as vehicle details.
Any information requested by your investigator is to forward the progress of your case and will be considered confidential. Give the investigator as much information as you can.
Should You Hire A Male or Female Private Investigator For A Cheating Spouse?
Whether you should hire a male or female investigator to catch a cheating spouse is a point of personal choice. But it can be said that female private investigators do have some advantages when dealing with infidelity investigations.
People are generally more suspicious of males sitting outside homes, schools, etc. when on infidelity surveillance, whereas females tend to get overlooked.
Do’s and Don’ts - Private Investigator Tips on Cheating Partner Investigations
+ When you contact a private investigator be mindful of how you do it. If your suspected partner finds your emails, voicemails, or text messages to the investigator - it’s over.
+ Once you hire a PI don’t tell anyone, not even your best friend, who could be the suspect your partner is cheating with. If you tell people, people talk and some like to gossip. DON’T TELL ANYONE not even your mother.
+ DON’T investigate alongside the investigator unless they specifically ask you to do something. “Helping” the investigator can arouse suspicions in your spouse. Let the professionals do their job, it’s what you’re paying them for.
+ Behave normally. If you start acting unusually odd, particularly asking suspicious questions of your partner or friends, you risk harming the investigation. Pretend things are normal, as best you can.
How Much Is It To Hire A Private Investigator For A Cheating Spouse Investigation?
Infidelity investigations are usually charged by the hour as there is no telling how long the investigation will last.
The usual method undertaken by a private investigator you’ve hired, to uncover evidence of infidelity, is by way of surveillance. Infidelity surveillance consists of following and observing the subject’s (husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend) activities, watching where they go, who they meet-up with, and what they get up to.
There are other means of investigating suspected cheating spouses but expect to pay by the hour, as well as expenses.
If your spouse is found cheating and you start divorce proceedings and require your investigator to give evidence in court, expect to pay for their time and expenses.
If My Partner Is Found Cheating Can I Use The Evidence In A Divorce Court?
Private investigators are bound by the laws of the land just like anyone else. How they conduct their infidelity investigations determines if and how the evidence can be used in court.
The private investigator you hire to follow your cheating spouse should document the events of the investigation as they go. These are called contemporaneous notes – notes made at the time or as soon as possible after any event. These notes can be used as evidence in a court of law, but is ultimately a Judge’s decision.
The investigator should also compile a full written report with photographic / video evidence of any infidelity, or other behaviour that would constitute grounds for divorce. Your investigator should know what evidence to look for and what to document.
You should only hire a private investigator willing to act as a professional witness in any court hearing. Make sure they understand this before you hire them. Most know that is part of the job but check with them first.