Use Of Private Detectives In Divorce

When you hear about private investigators in a divorce case, you may think of Jake Gittes taking pictures of a cheating wife in the movie Chinatown. In reality, this is just one of the ways a private detective may be used in a divorce case.

At Hendrickson Cooper Hughes, based in Huntington Beach, California, our lawyers work with experienced private investigators and other experts to gather information that could be important in your divorce case. The testimony of a private detective can be used to rebut untrue statements your spouse may make concerning hidden assets, wasting of marital resources and affairs during the marriage. Call 714-362-2413 for a free initial consultation about private detectives and divorce.

Evidence That Can Help Your Case

Even though California is a state that supports no-fault divorce, fault can still be an important factor that affects issues such as child custody and community property division. Here are just a few examples:

  • If your spouse used community assets to buy gifts, pay for hotel rooms or travel with a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can seek reimbursement of those expenses in your property settlement.
  • If your spouse entertained a girlfriend or boyfriend in front of your children, that could reflect on his or her fitness as a custodial parent.
  • If your spouse hid assets, the judge in your case could decide to award you a greater share of community property.
  • If your spouse buys drugs or engages in other risky behavior, that evidence could be used to support a change in child custody or visitation.

Private detectives, forensic accountants and other experts can play an important role in your divorce. Our lawyers are here to protect your interests if your spouse is less than truthful in the statements he or she makes.

For More Information About Private Investigators And Divorce

To discuss the circumstances of your divorce and how a private detective may help, call 714-362-2413 or complete our simple contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.