Should I Hire a Private Investigator?

What Can a Private Investigator Do For Me?

A private investigator can gather information, conduct surveillance, find missing persons, perform background checks, assist in child custody cases, and much more. Often, if the information is relevant, a PI will be able to testify in court, and this testimony will likely be more credible and hold up better during interrogation than that of friends and family who might be biased or repeating hearsay. A licensed investigator is also cognizant of the laws of your state and will know which methods and tools he can legally use for surveillance so that the evidence submitted is admissible in court. In the family law venue, here are some of the common reasons to hire a Private Investigator:
  • Infidelity
  • Hidden assets – Sometimes a spouse who is anticipating separation will hide material assets such as bank accounts, stock accounts, property or valuable items. The more wealth a spouse has, the more likely it is that he/she has had the opportunity to separate financial accounts. A private investigator has more likelihood of uncovering such hidden assets because he has access to records and databases that aren’t readily available to other people.
  • Past history – Criminal history, debts, previous divorces, lawsuits–all could be valuable information in divorce action.
  • Child custody – Private investigators can be very effective at providing discovery in order to prove child abuse, neglect, parental addiction, or inappropriate behavior by the other parent. In child support cases, they can also track down people who are lying about their income.
  • Eavesdropping detection investigations
  • Birth parent location
  • Child abduction by a parent
 

Other Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

Business Background Check A business, like a person, has a past and a culture and interacts with many people every day. However what you see may not truly mirror what the business is all about. A Private Investigator can research, investigate and deliver evidence that you’re doing business with a reputable entity.   Personal Injury Investigation A private investigator knows the ways to win your personal injury lawsuit. We can find key witnesses and other information essential to win the case.   Stalker/Predator Investigations Each year around 1.5 million people are stalked in the U.S. It’s a problem in this country. For people who believe they are a victim, it’s time to take action before the situation spirals out of control. These crimes are often ignored and become a losing battle – but private investigators can help stop the threat and get stalkers prosecuted. In these cases, it’s important to also work with law enforcement, which FPI does.   Criminal Investigations Due to law enforcement agencies with limited resources, and higher rates of global crime, especially pertaining to the internet, it is common when police and law enforcement fail to investigate your case. In international cases, law enforcement and governments face jurisdictional problems, and receive hundreds or thousands of similar complaints. So, to get the help you need when no help is to be found, a reputable Private Investigator is a great choice to work with your attorney.