January is known in legal circles as “divorce month,” so now is a good time to discuss how a private investigator can be useful in helping you with your divorce case. Often hired to assist with family law cases, a private investigator’s role is to capture evidence of cheating on film.

PIs are better at catching the wrongdoings of people, including unfaithful spouses, than anyone else because they have the necessary licenses and investigative training that allow them to engage in legal surveillance (keep in mind that is it neither safe nor legal, in many instances, to conduct the surveillance yourself.) The evidence a PI can uncover may improve your odds of coming out ahead in divorce, child custody, and alimony hearings.

What Methods are Used by Private Investigators?

People enmeshed in an affair often have an illusion of privacy that can easily be seen through. Investigators rely on a number of methods to prove that a spouse is cheating:

  • Video recording
  • Tailing
  • Setting the spouse up to admit guilt
  • Workplace monitoring

Private investigators look for evidence of opportunity and inclination. Opportunity to commit adultery can include entering a hotel room, home, or back seat of a vehicle and emerging some time later. Opportunity on its own, however, is not enough to prove anything. That is why investigators also look for behaviors that show that the parties want to commit adultery. Evidence of inclination can include holding hands, hugging in a romantic way, or kissing. Things like phone calls, emails, and credit card receipts may also be valuable evidence of inclination.

Once information is collected, the client has to decide what to do with the information. If they are seeking a divorce, the investigator’s evidence can be used in court. Or, a person can decide to use the information simply for their own personal benefit (i.e. whether or not to remain in a relationship.)

When Should I Hire a Private Investigator?

Even if you only suspect that something is amiss in your relationship, it may be worth looking into legal assistance and the services of a private investigator. If you feel divorce may be imminent, it may be useful to begin collecting evidence to support your case against your spouse.

Kelmar Global has proudly served clients in the United States and around the world since 1989. If you are seeking a private investigator in San Antonio, now is the time to contact us to discuss your needs with a licensed professional. Contact us toll-free at (877) 959-9232.