Many people going through a divorce wonder if they should hire a private detective. Private investigators are often used to confirm suspicions of adultery, but there are other valuable services a PI can provide if you suspect your spouse is being less than truthful.
How Can a Private Investigator Help in My Divorce?
During divorce proceedings, a private investigator’s job is to gather evidence to support allegations against your spouse. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means evidence of adultery alone won’t matter much to the court. But there are other factors connected to affairs that the court may consider when determining the outcome of your case
Child Custody Issues
When it comes to determining the custody of children, courts are most interest in facts that illustrate what outcome would be in the best interest of the child. Trained in the science of intelligence gathering, PIs are pros when it comes to interviewing witnesses, gathering supporting documents, and rooting out financial assets. Are you concerned that your spouse is neglecting or abusing your child? From taking surveillance photographs/videos to gathering witness statements, PIs can gather valuable evidence of your suspicions that can be then used in court.
Along with custody decisions, dividing community assets is typically a major aspect of a divorce. Any valuable marital assets (real estate, bank accounts, etc) will need to be split between you and your spouse. A skilled PI can help you uncover assets you didn’t know your spouse had, including secret bank accounts. The court will also take into consideration any community property assets your spouse used to conduct an affair. For example, if your spouse used funds from a joint account, or gave a piece of community property to the affair partner, the court may make that up to you in the final judgment.
The PI Bottom Line
Private investigator services can be helpful throughout your family law case. Prior to separation, you can determine if assets are being moved or used to expose an affair. After separation, a PI can investigate and document if a restraining order or other court order is breached. And after the divorce is final, a private detective can compile evidence to back up child custody modification requests, or help determine if a spouse receiving support has remarried or is cohabitating.
Private detective services can help you get the answers you need during your divorce. For more information on how our PI services can help, contact BrightStar Investigations today.