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Should you hire a private investigator in a New Jersey divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2023 | Divorce

Divorce is a significant life event, often fraught with emotional upheaval and logistical challenges. Hiring a private investigator to help with a divorce in New Jersey is a decision that will hinge on specific circumstances surrounding your case.

Here is some information to help you decide whether you want to hire an investigator or not.

The role of a private investigator

A licensed private investigator can provide a certain level of clarity and assurance during the divorce process. They might gather evidence, follow leads and uncover truths that could have substantial impacts on the outcomes of a divorce.

Reasons for hiring a private investigator

Many situations can warrant the hiring of a private investigator during a divorce. For instance, if there are suspicions of infidelity, hidden assets or abuse, a private investigator can gather evidence to support these claims. They can help ensure a fair and equitable outcome from the divorce proceedings.

Potential drawbacks of hiring an investigator

While a private investigator can provide valuable insights, they can also add to the stress and emotional toll of the divorce process. Additionally, hiring a private investigator can be costly.

Privacy considerations

Privacy plays a crucial role in the decision to hire a private investigator. New Jersey laws offer robust protections for individual privacy. Violating these laws can lead to significant consequences. Therefore, any private investigator hired must adhere to the laws and regulations governing privacy in New Jersey.

Deciding whether to hire a private investigator during a divorce is a deeply personal decision. If carefully managed, their involvement can potentially lead to a more favorable outcome in the divorce proceedings.


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