By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
If Florida is a no fault state, and there is no punishment for adultery, why then hire a private investigator? I get this question all the time when I recommend to my clients that they hire one.
The reasons are many: First a private investigator can assess all public records on a spouse to ascertain if they are property owners, car owners, boat owners, alone or with another person. You, the divorcing spouse, may not have the entire picture of assets, property wise, and a private investigator will find that information for you. If a spouse purchased a condo for a paramour, for example, this will show in the property records, and that is money in your pocket, as you will file a dissipation of marital assets claim based upon that information.
Secondly, a private investigator can ascertain all criminal activity, driving records, and behavior of your spouse or your spouse’ live in. If your spouse “forgot” to tell you about the DUI he/she got, this information may be helpful if you are going for custody of the kids.
Thirdly, a private investigator or forensic computer specialist can access computer files, telephone records, text messages, internet postings on facebook, match.com and the like. Information is always helpful. A private investigator can be a great witness at the divorce trial.
If you are being stalked, your car damaged, or other unusual behavior, a private investigator will discover that as well. There are many other reasons to use a private investigator and/or a computer forensic specialist. For more information, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.