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Hiring a Private Detective to Catch a Cheating Partner


Hiring the services of a private detective isn’t a decision to be taken lightly.  Whether trying to catch a cheating partner or look into the background of a potential business associate, it takes a great deal of sensitivity and professionalism to deal with such cases and the client places an enormous amount of trust in the private detective.

Every week at Privatedetective.co.uk, we receive loads of emails and letters from those who need our help with a variety of unusual situations.  These frequently asked questions should provide readers with an insight into some of the issues that have to be considered very carefully before choosing to hire a private detective to catch a cheating partner.

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Is it ethical to hire a private detective?

This is one of the most common concerns when contemplating hiring a private detective, especially when attempting to catch a cheating partner.  If a secret affair could be described as duplicitous and deceitful, then how would we describe the act of secretly employing an investigator to monitor their every move?

Unfortunately for both us and our clients, cases in which initial suspicions prove true account for the vast majority of cheating partner investigations we deal with.  In these cases, there is hardly a moral case to argue.  Often, the suspecting spouse has given the cheating partner every opportunity to come clean about their affair, choosing only to turn to the help of a private detective when the cycle suspicion and denial continues.  But that doesn’t the decision to hire a private detective any easier.

In cases when the actions of a suspected cheating partner can be explained innocently, the ethical and moral case can seem less clear.  But finding out that initial suspicions are unfounded can bring long lasting peace of mind.  In these cases the suspecting party may chose to tell their loved one which aspects of behaviour caused suspicion in the first place, spurring them on to change their ways and help re-establish trust in the relationship

What steps can I take myself before hiring a private detective?

If you’re reading this article, the chances are that you already have strong suspicions that your partner is having an affair and feel that hiring a private detective might offer a solution.  But how can you be sure that you’ve taken every step to offer your cheating partner to come clean?  Confronting your partner may be enough to either confirm or allay your suspicions and these articles on the five signs of a cheating partner and how to catch a cheating partner will give you the information you need to get started. If you still have doubts after trying out all the tactics and the guide, it’s time to call in a private detective.

What if I get found out?

When investigating a suspected cheating partner it’s important to choose the right private detective for the job. An experienced private detective will have all the necessary experience and know-how to carry out surveillance effectively and discretely without compromising the client.  Choosing the right private detective is one of the most important factors that will determine your success. 

Do I really want to know the truth about my cheating partner?

You already know the answer to that question.  Finding out the truth about a cheating partner can be one of the most devastating and heartbreaking moments that life can throw at you.  For some couples the damage is irreparable but others learn to work through their differences, emerging from the trauma stronger and with a renewed sense of commitment. For an experienced an ethical private detective the work shouldn’t end when the evidence has been gathered and presented to the client. Make sure your counsellor can put you in touch with a registered, experienced counsellor to help both parties make a new start and move on with life – whatever they decide to do.

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