October 20, 2019
Arkansas Investigations has a long history of successfully conducing martial investigations. We’d like to offer some insight and answer some of your most common questions. Before you go out and hire just any old investigator’ we would like to share some tips about what to look for in an investigator. We’ve published information about this topic at varying levels before but here are a few basic suggestions.
Things to do:
- Stay calm. Issues involving infidelity or divorce are emotional times. It’s not unheard of for a client to be in the heat of an argument and try to ‘one-up’ their significant other by saying something like “I’ve been having you watched” or “I hired a PI”. Don’t do this for several reasons. Common sense tells you that the other person will resort to their very best behavior from that point on. That’s not going to help your case. We know how to overcome this problem but it’s a lot easier if you don’t bring the topic up.
- Find a PI that is experienced, qualified and has your interest at heart. Not all PI’s are the same. Some know what they are doing and are able to overcome and adapt to changing situations. Some are former law enforcement and the only thing they ever did was to write speeding tickets for 30 years. That’s not what you are looking for. Arkansas Investigations has well over 70 years of investigative experience. I can’t go into all of the suggestions we have for finding a good private investigator but I’ll cover that in a future article for you.
- Keep the investigator informed about changes. If your visitation schedule changes that’s important to us and the successful outcome of your case. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. We’re very interested in getting you the answers you need to successfully resolve your case.
Things you don’t want to do.
- Tell anyone about our involvement. The less anyone else knows the better it is. Not even a good friend. It’s amazing how often a good friend will funnel information back to your spouse without you knowing about it. Remember: If more than one person knows a secret, it’s no longer a secret.
- Don’t rush to meet a deadline. We can give you plenty of examples of what happens when you rush. We’re going to dedicate all our resources to solving your issue, but sometimes waiting a few days will pay dividends. Take a breath and talk to us about why you have a timeline. We can probably help you.
- Don’t be unrealistic about costs. We can’t solve everything in an hour and we can’t provide the outstanding quality service we commit to and not get paid. We’re not here to charge outrageous fees but we do provide the best service possible. Think about the quality experiences we bring to the table along with the resources and commitment to getting you the answers you need. After all, is it more important that we charge you some ridiculously low fee or would you prefer that we get the answers you need? We know the answer, we just need to work together to get you answers at the lowest cost possible.