How a Private Investigator Can Benefit Your Divorce

Christopher Sutton
By: Christopher Sutton
PublishedOct 21, 2020
2 minute read

You may need an expert to find certain evidence and to complete specific tasks for your divorce. A private investigator can perform a number of key functions in a divorce case.

Family Law Attorney Chris Sutton explains how hiring a private investigator may benefit your divorce.

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Should You Hire a Private Investigator for Your Divorce?

A lot of people think that private investigators are what they see in the movies. It’s kind of the scummy person who’s hanging outside the house and taking pictures of an affair.

What investigators can provide to your case is a useful tool to help you assemble your case in a cost effective manner.

A lot of times we are looking to get information about what the opposing party is up to. That may be on the financial front.

It may be that they’re abusing substances, alcohol, narcotics, and an investigator can help you develop a case that can show the court that, indeed, the fears you have are legitimate, and they can be an expert witness we put on the stand that helps verify your concerns.

Turn Disorganized Documents into a Usable Evidence

You may have kept hundreds of emails and text messages over the years to document the issues that led up to your divorce. If this information is kept in a haphazard manner, it could take hours for your attorney and their staff to review it, construct a timeline, and develop a useful document. This alone could cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.

A private investigator often have a background in law enforcement, and, as a law enforcement officer, they were tasked with conducting an investigation: assembling evidence, putting it in a nice neat package so that a prosecutor could pursue a criminal charge against the defendant.

They use those skills when they become a private investigator to help clients assemble their case, collect evidence in an efficient manner and present it to our attorneys so that they can easily process the evidence in the case we have.

An investigator can help you assemble those documents and put them in a format your attorney can easily process.

Save You Time & Money

Whenever we receive evidence from a client that is difficult for me to process, it requires a lot of time organizing. If it is difficult for me to parse through, to get to those pieces that are most important to the client that will help their case, it can cost a lot of time and money.

A private investigator can save attorneys time and save you on cost.

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