Trying to catch a cheating spouse is one of the top reasons a person may hire a private investigator. It might not seem like dangerous work, but if a cheating spouse is confronted by an angry husband or wife, things could get ugly. People who are normally docile can become violent when they fear they have been “found out” and injuries to people or property may ensue.
A private investigator will not get emotionally involved and knows how to stay detached from the case. Unlike an angry, jilted spouse who may jump out of the car with a baseball bat and have batting practice on a cheating spouse, which would obviously cause more harm to the case than good, a private investigator will collect evidence and then fade away.
Also, it is much easier for an unknown private investigator to go unnoticed than it would be for you, as your spouse would inevitably recognize you.
A private investigator’s testimony may stand up better in court than your own testimony will. Although the investigator is paid by you, if they have a good reputation then he or she will be a very credible witness for you in whatever case you are building. Just make sure you hire a private investigator with a lot of experience and good standing.
Since the private investigator is on your dime, you are responsible for any damages that occur during his or her work, so make sure you are aware of and approve of the activities the investigator is partaking in.