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Why Investigators Turn Over Their Evidence Directly to Lawyers

Private investigators might be working to help spouses who suspect infidelity in their marriage, but the investigators do not report their findings directly to these spouses.

Instead, the investigators report their findings, and submit any evidence, to the divorce attorney overseeing the case. While it may seem wrong not to alert the spouse to the findings right away, the spouse is kept in the dark in order to protect all parties involved, and the case itself.

Protecting clients from themselves

When dealing with allegations of misconduct, abuse, or infidelity, emotions run understandably high. If the private investigators submit the evidence to the clients, the clients may feel the need to use the evidence to confront the spouse directly. This action can cause a lot of unnecessary harm to the pending divorce case, important evidence could be thrown out, and this confrontation could possibly lead to physical harm between the couple.

The less the client knows of the surveillance taking place, the more accurate and safe the investigation will remain. There have been instances in the past in which spouses have been too involved in the investigation, and decided to take matters into their own hands.

Many years ago, before Jared Stern took over Prudential Associates, a man suspected of cheating was shot and killed by his wife, once she learned of the surveillance taking place. This spouse was never caught cheating by the investigators.

The goal of an investigation is to collect evidence

The goal of any private investigator is to simply observe and report factually, without putting any parties in danger. In many cases, once a spouse suspects their partner of cheating, they can no longer remain objective in the case. They typically expect a negative outcome from the investigation no matter what. In order to achieve accurate, law-abiding documentation that will prove or disprove the infidelity it is essential to enlist the help of an objective third party.

In order to be granted an immediate divorce, without the 12-month waiting period, in Maryland, the collecting of evidence of adultery must be handled very delicately and professionally. Licensed professional investigators know how to gather all of the necessary data within the confines of the law. The evidence is then delivered directly to the attorney, who will present it to the courts. The evidence has much more integrity if it is gathered and presented solely by third party individuals. If you are interested in receiving a quick divorce from an unfaithful spouse, it is best to leave the investigative work to the professionals.

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