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Hiring a Private Investigator in a Complex Divorce

 Posted on July 26, 2014 in Complex Divorce

complex divorce, divorce settlement, Leander complex divorce attorney, private investigator, divorce negotiations, hiring an investigator, interviewing an investigatorIf you are involved in a complex divorce, you may find it necessary to hire a private investigator. There are several reasons why this could be beneficial to your case.

One reason may be because you suspect your spouse is cheating on you. A private investigator can help uncover infidelity which can then be used during divorce negotiations for issues such as spousal support. There are several ways an investigator can help prove your spouse is being unfaithful, including surveillance and uncovering deleted information, such as incriminating emails, from a computer's hard drive.

If you suspect your spouse has hidden assets in order to avoid an equitable division of the marital estate with you, a private investigator has access to databases and other records and may be able to uncover these assets.

As when hiring any professional, there are steps you should take to make sure you are hiring the best investigator for the job. It is important to do your research to make sure the person you hire is qualified and reputable. Ask friends for referrals. Make sure the person you hire is licensed by the state of Texas, which has stringent licensing qualifications for private investigators. It is also a good idea to check with the state licensing board to make sure there have not been any complaints against the investigator.

Check out how much experience the investigator has. When interviewing an investigator you are considering hiring, inquire about not only their successful cases, but also about cases where they did not get results. Also inquire if they have any specialty areas and how that could be beneficial to your case.

Before you hire the investigator, make sure he or she has fully explained what their rates are and what that includes. Besides the hourly rate, confirm what extra charges there may be for expenses, such as mileage for any traveling they may have to do.

If you have decided to file for divorce because of your spouse's cheating and know it will involve high assets or complex property litigation, make sure you hire an aggressive Leander complex divorce attorney to begin planning and strategizing to ensure you receive all that you are entitled to in your divorce settlement.
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