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Adultery Surveillance Request Guidelines

Once a decision has been made to conduct Adultery surveillance, it is crucial that the surveillance investigator is provided with the following information to have a successful surveillance operation and provide you with the details you need:

  • The correct subject’s name and spelling. It is not uncommon for the wrong information to be sent resulting in loss of time and additional expense to locate the correct information;
  • It is not always possible to provide a photograph of the subject; however, a good physical description would greatly assist in identifying them;
  • If a vehicle information is known, then every attempt should be made to provide it;
  • If specific dates for the surveillance operation are required, it is important to discuss this with your surveillance investigator;
  • Attempts should be made to provide the full civic addresses for your subject and not post office box addresses. This again reduces the costs involved in locating the subject’s residence;
  • Be clear in your instructions when permitting the use of pre-text telephone calls to your subject. This could be important if a lawyer is involved;
  • It is important to inform the investigator if your subject has retained a lawyer and who is named in the “Statement of Claim’. If a lawyer has been retained, pretext telephone calls are not allowed and contact between the investigator and the subject, including his spouse and others occupying his residence may not be permitted;
  • Be clear about the time period you require the surveillance to be conducted. (i.e., start and finish times); and
  • If dates, times and places of appointments are known, it is important that they are provided to the investigator

Since we specialize in surveillance adultery and Infidelity and Domestic Cases we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions by our clients. In the infidelity and domestic FAQ section you will find the answers to the, “How much is this going to cost?” question and many others


Why should I use Adultery Investigators to conduct my infidelity or domestic case?
Adultery Investigators is a full-service agency that specializes in infidelity and domestic related cases. While most firms tend to spend 90% of their time working insurance cases, at Adultery Investigators , we spend approximately 95% of our time catching cheating spouses or cheaters in domestic cases. To cover compliance with all local policies, all investigators remain regionally licensed and insured individually. Depending on regional requirements, each private investigator may be licensed and insured individually and may act as a sub-contractor. In other areas, they may be regionally licensed as an individual but employed directly as Adultery Investigators staff. Regardless of the technical method of maintaining each Adultery Investigator regional agent. All private investigators must meet and maintain Adultery Investigators' rigid standards of quality. Adultery Investigators nationwide services remain focused on getting results one case at a time. Adultery Investigators remain in close contact with their clients, offering advice based on our past investigative experiences on Matrimonial Investigation Cases. Adultery Investigators utilize state-of-the-art equipment and experienced investigators to minimize the cost of the investigation. Once Adultery Investigators concludes the investigation, a detailed professional report outlining everything that was done on your case on request and also a very detailed billing statement that will outline all the costs associated with the investigation.
How does this work? What would I need to do next?
Once you have decided to retain Adultery Investigators for your investigative services, you will need to sign a retainer fee agreement, complete a client contract sheet and pay your retainer by credit card or by mailing a personal check, cashier’s check or money in the amount of the retainer. Once all the paperwork has been completed and we have received the retainer we can help you decide when the best possible time will be to conduct your surveillance. To get the forms needed for your case click here.
Where could Adultery Investigators perform surveillances?
To cover compliance with all local policies, all investigators remain regionally licensed and insured individually. Depending on regional requirements, each private investigator may be licensed and insured individually and may act as a sub-contractor. In other areas, they may be regionally licensed as an individual but employed directly as Adultery Investigators staff. Regardless of the technical method of maintaining each Adultery Investigator regional agent. All private investigators must meet and maintain Adultery Investigators' rigid standards of quality. Adultery Investigators nationwide services remain focused on getting results one case at a time.
What would I get? Pictures or video evidence?
Most clients want pictures or videos of the affair. While it is nice to have pictures or a video, it certainly is not necessary to prove your case. Most attorneys and Judges require a state licensed private investigator on the stand testifying. Most attorneys will tell you that video evidence is as important as testimony. Don’t be fooled by firms who guarantee pictures or video. It is very difficult to obtain and sometimes can jeopardize your case if you are seen videotaping. We treat every case differently to make every effort possible to obtain video!
Would Adultery Investigators guarantee the results?
Unfortunately, NO firm can guarantee the results. It is impossible to predict what the outcome of the investigation might be. We certainly can give you some ideas based on our past experience with our investigation cases, but there is no way to guarantee the results! Adultery Investigators never make a promise which can’t be kept!
I tried to do the surveillance myself. Can Adultery Investigators help me now?
Unfortunately, many people try to do their own investigations. If you try to do the investigation yourself, you stand a very good chance of burning it. Once the Subject knows he/she is under investigation, you can usually give it up. In some states, you could also be arrested for stalking! It is better to invest the money with a reputable private investigator that specializes in matrimonial domestic cases and have it done professionally the first time. In most cases, judges will dismiss any evidence that is gathered by a none licensed individual, a friend or someone directly related to you. The judge will hold a lot more weight to evidence that is gathered by an experienced licensed private investigator.
My lawyer says I don’t need a Adultery Investigators. Can he handle the investigation?
In some circumstances, the services of a private investigator are not needed. However, if you suspect your spouse or partner is cheating, you need evidence to prove it. Attorneys are not investigators and do not gather evidence. They simply submit the evidence. When one party of a civil domestic suit has evidence collected by a licensed private investigator it removes the “he said” “she said” out of the courtroom. This generally will make an out-of-court settlement more likely and save you a considerable amount of time and money. Adultery Investigators will never conduct an investigation that would not be beneficial to your case. If you need assistance in determining if our services will benefit you, please contact us at our toll-free number.
Can I tape my spouse conversations? Can Adultery Investigators tap my phone?
It is legal to tape conversations in some states as long as one party to the conversation has knowledge. For Example: In all states, it is illegal to tap a phone or intercept a conversation between two other people when you are not a party to that conversation. Adultery Investigators will not record any conversations or gather any audio evidence unless authorized by the court.
What if my spouse or partner leaves the state?
Most states have reciprocal agreements allowing private investigators to follow individuals in another state as long as the case originated in the investigator’s home state. When your spouse or partner leaves the state to meet the person their cheating with, Adultery Investigators will utilize one of their regional licensed and insured investigators as a sub-contractor to work your case, no matter where he/she travels to at no additional cost to you. (International cases may cost more)
What if Adultery Investigators loses the subject while on surveillance?
Conducting mobile surveillance on any vehicle, especially in a congested area is very difficult. There are times when Adultery Investigators may lose the person that we were watching. At times, it may be necessary to stop following the subject that we are investigating. Sometimes there are those individuals who we are conducting surveillance on are looking over their shoulder and being extremely alert, to see if anyone is watching or following them. An experienced investigator will never continue to follow someone who is trying to determine if they are being followed. Remember you can always go back with a different vehicle/investigator, but not if you get burned!
How much will this cost me?
There is no way to determine the exact cost of any domestic investigation. There are too many circumstances to consider when conducting a domestic investigation. The majority of private investigation firms will not give you an estimate, but at Adultery Investigators, we specialize in these types of cases and work them on a continual basis. Once you have answered a few of our important questions, we will be able to give an estimated cost of the investigation!
Could one of my relatives do the surveillance?
In most states, it is illegal to investigate or conduct surveillance on anyone without a private investigations license. In some states, if a relative and or friend conduct the investigation, there is a chance that they could get arrested for stalking. Most courts frown upon family members and or friends conducting surveillance or investigations. Would you have one of your family members or friends represent you in court, if they are not an attorney? Then why let them try to be a private investigator?
Do I already have enough to prove that my spouse or partner is cheating on me?
Many times clients believe that they already have enough evidence to prove that their spouse is cheating. Unfortunately most of the time, they may have enough to prove in their mind that they are cheating, but not enough to prove it in court. If you are not 100% sure of having enough evidence of your spouse committing adultery, contact us on our toll-free number for a free consultation.
My spouse or partner controls all the money. How can I pay Adultery Investigators for the service?
Many times clients are stay-at-home partners or have partners who control the finances for the family. It is sometimes difficult to pay retainer fees without the partner finding out. At Adultery Investigators, we will make sure that we can work with you on those circumstances, and how to pay for the retainer. Under these circumstances, we suggest that you borrow the money from a family member, co-worker or close friend and once the investigation is completed, you have the evidence you need, then you repay the person who you borrowed from.
I confronted my spouse/partner with evidence of cheating on me. Can Adultery Investigators continue to investigate or conduct surveillance?
Adultery Investigators will look at all circumstances and situations before conducting any domestic surveillance. In most cases, the investigation will be conducted using two investigators and or additional resources. From our experiences, we do not advise our clients to confront their spouse or partner with any evidence that may have. Never mention or indicate that you will hire a private investigator!

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