If you intend on filing for divorce or have already filed and are suspicious of adultery or misconduct on part of your spouse, you may choose to hire a private investigator (PI) to conduct research on your spouse’s activities. A private investigator’s findings can be a powerful tool in court: photos, videos and other evidence obtained (as well as the PI’s testimony) is admissible in court.
However, you may not know that it is best to have your law firm hire your private investigator. First because that way, the results of your investigation are considered an attorney work product and the firm will be required only to hand over the evidence that benefits your case. Otherwise, you will have to hand over ALL the evidence gathered, which can play a significant role in the outcome of the case.
Second, this will eliminate any liability that could be tied to you in the case your PI acts unethically in obtaining the information. There have been situations in which PIs have committed federal felonies, such as wiretapping rooms, placing recording devices in people’s cars, and installing hidden software in phones to send all data to the PIs email. Our attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC can consult with you to help ensure that all work authorized by your PI is completed in an ethical, legal and productive manner.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC – Phone: 770-609-1247