5 Situations Where You Should Hire a Private Investigator

AUGUST 15, 2019

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You may have only seen private investigators on television shows, but they can be very useful in real life too. The world is full of dishonest and corrupt people, so to protect yourself, you sometimes have to go beyond the police force, which is oftentimes spread too thin. Here are five situations where you should hire a private investigator so you can guarantee that someone is looking out for you:

Child Custody Battle

The primary benefit of hiring a private investigator is that they can collect evidence in your stead (and they know how to collect and submit it the proper way so that it doesn’t become inadmissible). If you believe that the other parent is unfit to care for your child, a private investigator can assess that parent’s treatment of the child through surveillance, photographs and recordings of neglect, and interviews with neighbors, teachers, family friends, or anyone else who may be involved. 


Spouse Infidelity

If you suspect that your spouse is having an affair, it can be almost impossible to gather hard proof without catching them in the act. Yet, a private investigator makes this possible by accumulating photos and videos of that person’s activities and whereabouts. When it comes to dividing the assets or trying to get custody of the children, having indisputable evidence is invaluable. Otherwise, most allegations of infidelity are purely speculation and cannot carry much weight in court. 


Missing Persons

When a person goes missing, the police typically conduct a thorough search for them for a few days or a week. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they oftentimes cannot commit all of their time to finding your missing person. This is where a private investigator can literally save that person’s life. A private investigator is dedicated to chasing down leads and gathering evidence on that person’s whereabouts, no matter how long it takes to get an answer.


Employment Background Checks

Small business owners may not have the time or resources to run comprehensive background checks on all potential employees, so a private investigator can do that for them. A private investigator can go above and beyond a simple credit check by poring over public records, conducting interviews, and verifying a person’s references. 


Fraud or Embezzlement

Despite your best efforts to hire the right people at your company, there are some shady characters that can still slip through the cracks. If you realize that someone you have hired is committing a crime through your business, such as fraud or embezzlement, it may be difficult at first to pin down who is responsible. A private investigator can not only do that, but they can also gather evidence so that person can be prosecuted for their actions.

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