You suspect Infidelity… What should you do?
Due to the secretive nature of infidelity it is very hard to pinpoint exact statistics or its impact on the family structure and society itself. In 2003 it was estimated the cost of an “Uncontested” divorce proceeding sat between $540 to $1,610, “Contested” divorce proceedings between $2,600 to 18,900, and child custody and support proceedings between $1,490 to $13,990 (Miller, Q.C, 2013). In the United States it was estimated that infidelity infected between 30-60% of marriages (Buss and Shackelford, 1997).
How do you know if your spouse or significant other is having an affair? There are some tell tail signs: the unexplainable locking of a cell phone, a second phone or SIM card, unusually long hours at the office or work place, unusual Social Media (Facebook) activities, or unexplained credit card expenses.
A 2014 study undertaken on “proven” adulterers found that 68% found their lover at the workplace (Aarts, 2014). How long has the affair been going on? According to the same study, the average length of an affair was two years (Aarts, 2014).
If you suspect your spouse or significant other of having an affair it may be difficult to confront them, especially if you have no definitive proof. If you secretly video tape or audio record them you run the risk of breaking privacy laws. If you follow a potential adulterer to a suspected “lover’s” place of residence, you run the risk of committing “trespass at night”. If you confront a suspected lover you could potentially engage in an altercation resulting in criminal charges. Modern Private Investigators are required to be intimately familiar with Provincial and Federal Criminal, Civil, and Privacy laws and regulations.
If you suspect infidelity and require proof or even piece-of-mind, let a professional Private Investigation Service like STI Investigation and Intelligence Group and their partner Six Technologies Victoria assist you. Our fully licensed and experienced investigators are equipped with the skills and specialized surveillance technology to quickly and legally gain the information you require. We provide a comfortable, respectful, and discreet service and can work closely with your legal counsel. We pride ourselves on our ability to be solution-finders.
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