Collaborative divorce or mediation can be an excellent alternative to a traditional contested divorce. Its primary goal is to evaluate a couple’s situation, both their finances and children, and determine an agreement that is in the best interest of all parties involved, placing a strong emphasis on the well being of the children.
If you and your spouse are willing to reasonably negotiate a divorce settlement that could include distribution of finances (property/child support /alimony etc.), avoiding the stress and adversarial nature of the courtroom may be the best route.
However, one still needs to enter negotiations fully prepared and with information that could shift the balance of the situation in your favor. Keeping this in mind, hiring a private investigator can be a valuable asset/tool prior to entering the process of negotiations.
A private investigator, particularly one that is experienced in divorce cases, can gather information/evidence that could be used to sway negotiations in your favor. There are not many detectives who have this knowledge of how alimony/child support/child custody is typically handled by the letter of the law, so it is imperative to choose the right investigation agency when you want to enter collaborative divorce.
Documented evidence carries weight during mediation sessions and can eliminate/refute hearsay arguments. Among the strongest examples of evidence is video surveillance because it provides concrete proof that is virtually impossible to dismiss/ignore.
Divorce can be an extremely stressful scenario, and while adapting to the inevitable changes that comes as a result may be difficult, hiring a private investigator can ease some of that burden by strengthening your case.