Nearly every year our private investigators are asked to do a surveillance job or two at San Diego Comic-Con – usually involving a cheating spouse.
The days of private investigators performing marital surveillance jobs are pretty much over. Previously, marital surveillance jobs could be challenging, demanding and stressful. It was hard to get that photographic “money-shot.” Gathering evidence today is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Here’s why private investigators are hired for marital surveillance jobs today – and it’s a good reason.
There are very few constants in the world of private investigation, but if there is one, it’s that private investigators are extremely busy on Valentine’s Day. But this has started to expand to Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s how it all works, and why.
Thomas G. Martin was recently inteviewed by EmotionalAffair.org, a web site that aims to help people “survive and thrive” after infidelity.
For private investigators, the week of Valentine’s Day used to be the “Superbowl” of cheating spouse surveillance cases. The common wisdom was that a cheaters pretty much had to see the other woman on or around Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Here’s why.
So you’re ready to walk down the aisle with the love of your life. But have you done all your homework?
By and large, these divorces are usually a direct result of one or more of three things: infidelity, substance abuse, and/or money problems.
Here I’ll explain two easy things you can do before marriage to save yourself from these problems.
Among the explosion of headlines about the Angelina Jolie / Brad Pitt divorce, some reports are claiming Jolie had hired a private investigator to uncover evidence that her husband was cheating on her with recent co-star Marion Cotillard. The French movie star issued a strong public denial of any affair and took the opportunity to announce that she was pregnant by her long-time partner to boot.
Given the state of personal electronics, one could easily argue that full-scale surveillance is simply not needed. Cell phone records, texts, email, calendars, appointments… cheaters carelessly give up the game easily.
There will always be a need for old-fashioned full-scale stakeouts. In a world where there is no shortage of high-stakes, big-bucks divorce, providing court-admissible proof of infidelity is a job that will never fully become obsolete.
Financial ignorance is when a partner knows nothing about the financial affairs of their own home. During a divorce, it can cost women everything.
Many years ago, a likeable but otherwise unremarkable man showed at my corporate office.
“I’d like you to follow my wife,” he said. “I think she’s cheating on me.”
The surveillance went as expected… but the odd legal battle that followed was very interesting.
In any divorce due to an affair, you’re going to see financial infidelity – the hiding of assets.
Our case of the week involves a woman in exactly this situation.