3 Reasons Your Divorce Attorney May Recommend Hiring A Private Investigator

Posted on: 20 September 2022

When filing for divorce, you may be surprised to hear your attorney recommend that you hire a private investigator. However, private investigators have proven very beneficial in many divorce cases. Continue reading below to learn more about some of the ways in which these investigators may be able to prove beneficial in your divorce case as well.  

#1: Dealing With Issues Of Fault 

Nowadays, many people simply file for a no-fault divorce. However, this is not always possible. In some divorce cases, the issue of fault will be inevitable. For example, if there is a prenuptial agreement in place, the ability to prove fault in your divorce case can have a huge impact on the terms of the divorce settlement under the term of this agreement. For instance, if the terms of your prenuptial agreement state that your spouse is not entitled to collect spousal support if they are unfaithful, being able to prove that they cheated will be an important aspect of your divorce case. Private investigators can help you to get the evidence you need in order to prove fault in court. 

#2: Dealing With Issues Of Hidden Assets

Do you believe that your spouse may be trying to hide assets in order to minimize how much you receive in your divorce settlement? If so, a private investigator may be able to help with this problem as well. While private investigators will need to remain within the constraints of the law when investigating your spouse's finances, there are a variety of methods they can employ in order to help uncover hidden assets. For instance, these investigators will be able to conduct surveillance on your spouse and search public records to try and locate any accounts that have not been disclosed as part of your divorce filings. 

#3: Dealing With Issues Of Child Custody

If you and your spouse have children together, the issue of child custody will be addressed as part of your divorce case. If you believe that your spouse is unable to offer a safe environment for the children or if you suspect that they are involved in illegal activities, a private investigator can help you get the evidence you need so that this evidence can be presented to the judge. With this evidence in hand, you will be able to significantly increase your chances of getting primary or even sole custody of the children. Information collected as part of this surveillance could also prove useful when visitation and support orders as well. 

To learn more, contact a company like Gary Litton Investigators.