Whether your marriage lasted a couple years or many decades, it's seldom easy to navigate divorce. The emotional aspect alone is often challenging. If you and your spouse disagree about complex child custody issues and are planning to resolve the matter in a Texas court, or you suspect your spouse is up to no good when it comes to financial situations, such as full disclosure of assets, there may be ways to improve your circumstances.
One is to research the laws and procedures governing such matters. Since no two situations are the same, the options you choose to rectify a particular situation may vary according to individual circumstances. Some people turn to licensed investigation services for help as well.
How might a private investigator help?
Above and beyond any official investigation taking place, you may choose to hire a private investigator as well. Some of the most common reasons for doing so are as follows:
- A private investigator can help any legal representative you retain to gather information and evidence that can bolster your case.
- A private investigator can actually testify on your behalf in court, especially in a custody situation where you're trying to prove that you are the primary caretaker of your children and that they would fare best by being in your sole custody.
- If you have reason to suspect that your spouse is committing an unlawful act, such as hiding assets, you may enlist the skills of a licensed private investigator to do some digging on your behalf.
A private investigator can help you obtain information from any family owned devices, such as computers, smart phones or other electronic devices. If you're concerned that your spouse is committing unlawful acts (such as installing spyware on your computer) you have every right to access support options to help you gather evidence to prove it. Investigators also often help with background checks when a parent is concerned that a new person in a former spouse's life may be a detriment to the well-being of their children.
Many divorces are highly complex situations that involve high net worth assets and complicated family matters. It's always best to gather as many facts as you can before heading to court and to seek clarification of Texas law in order to learn as much as you can so you can make informed decisions. If you hire an attorney, you can make sure your private investigator shares any pertinent findings that may help secure a positive outcome on your behalf in court. You may wish to consider consulting with a Board-Certified Family Law expert attorney, who can help coordinate the assistance of a licensed private investigator through the attorney's office as attorney-client privileged work product.