If you suspect your former spouse is now living and being supported by a new partner and you’re seeking to eliminated or reduce your alimony payments, or you believe your former spouse is now putting your child in danger and you want to gain custody of your children – a skilled private investigator has the training, tools, and experience to gather the evidence you need to prove co-habitation.
Depending on the needs of your investigation, our private investigators can guide you through the necessary process to ensure you collect the right evidence. The process can include a series of services – such as: Surveillance, Recorded Interviews, Background Investigations, and even Financial Asset Audits. Let’s break these down so you understand how this works.
Surveillance is usually the best way to prove co-habitation is taking place. A private investigator will setup stationary surveillance outside of your former spouse’s home. The purpose of the surveillance is to gather evidence that your spouse is living with another partner. While it may sound like a good idea to stake out on your own, remember that a private investigator can testify when the time comes. A private investigator’s testimony will hold more weight than your own.
Interviews of key people
Recorded Interviews – when necessary. The purpose of the interview is to collect information to assist a judge in making the determination of whether your spouse is cohabitating with someone or not.
The interviews are discreet and noninvasive. They include reaching out to coworkers, friends of friends, and even neighbors.
Background checks are best ran by professional investigators with access to tools and databases not available to most. A background check will discover a wealth of data. If we find evidence to support that your spouse is living with a partner, we can identify the person they live with and help determine if your spouse is cohabitating with said person.
When background checks are coupled with surveillance and interviews, a judge may amend a divorce agreement, lower alimony payments, or help you gain custody of your children. If you do decide to run a background check on your own, be careful not to fall for online background scams ($30 Instant Background Checks).
Financial Asset Checks
The last thing that we would recommend is to have a private investigator research hidden assets and possible financial affairs for your former spouse. The purpose of the investigation is to gather evidence that your former spouse owns or co-owns the residence they live in.
This is not going to prove 100% cohabitation, but it will help you prove that your spouse is living with a person with the means to support their lifestyle.
While there are many other types of services that can be conducted by private investigators to help you determine if your spouse is cohabitating with another person, the goal of the investigation is to gather the evidence for a judge to be convinced of it. If you’ve looked for information and proof, or if you’re looking for a private investigator to assist you, we can help.