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I have been waiting for the last twenty years to leave my husband. I have never been that well suited to him, but once I got pregnant I thought we should give it a try. Now that the kids have left home, it's obvious that our marriage is totally over. We're going to get a divorce. I'm making sure I have all of my ducks in a row, legally speaking, before I leave so that I get everything I'm entitled too. This blog is designed to give other empty nest divorcees a place to chat and share tips and advice.


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Can a Private Investigator Benefit Your Divorce Case?

by Cherly Green

Going through a divorce has been often painful and stressful for many people. It is a process that many would rather get over with and move on with their lives. However, things are not always that easy. Divorce cases can be tough, especially if one partner is unable to obtain substantial evidence of their spouse's infidelity or financial status. These issues can affect the divorce settlement proceedings and child custody issues. As a result, one may consider hiring a private investigator to help in gathering evidence that would be substantial in the case.

Before going through with the process of outsourcing the services of a private investigator, it is important to ensure that you are making the right choice. Read on to find out how a private investigator can benefit your divorce case, and how you should go through with the process.

Ways a private investigator can help 

A private investigator can help you uncover issues about your spouse that would be of great benefit to your divorce case. For instance, if a cheating spouse is resisting divorce, an investigator can help uncover their infidelity, and this would be enough grounds to warrant for a divorce upon presentation of the evidence in court. Also, if you suspect that your spouse has hidden accounts or secret financial dealings, a private investigator can help in gathering evidence to unearth such dealings. This can be quite useful in court when making a settlement. A private investigator can also help you to determine the real value of businesses or assets that you suspect have been undervalued by your partner.

Not all investigations are successful

Hiring a private investigator for your divorce case does not guarantee that you will get what you are looking for. Note that if there the evidence presented before the court is not substantial to prove your case, the entire investigation will be a waste of time. Hiring an experienced private investigator is the first step to successful investigations. These are the professionals who know how to catch individuals in their shady dealings. In some cases, they may even have to lead someone so that they can catch them in the act.

When to hire a private investigator

The period during which you hire a private investigator plays a significant role in determining the success of the investigations. Hiring one before filing for a divorce, gives you a better chance of catching your partner in whatever dealings they are involved in. This is because, the period after the filing of the divorce is usually stressful for most parties, and this may warrant a change of behavior. Also, some people may cover their tracks to avoid being caught.

Consulting a divorce attorney before hiring a private investigator can be crucial to your case. An attorney will not only help you with the case, but they can also offer valuable advice regarding the investigations.