How much does it cost to hire a private investigator for adultery

How much does it cost to hire a private investigator for adultery

How much does it cost to hire a private investigator for adultery ?

Adultery is a problem that plagues relationships and creates distrust between two people. When you suspect someone you love is being adulterous, your whole world is turned upside down. Your heart is broken and you feel very alone.


When you’re married the stakes are much higher if adultery is present. You should always consult with an attorney for legal advice if you are married and your spouse is cheating or committing adultery. In many cases, your attorney will tell you to provide proof as this proof can determine how assets (things you own) are divided between you. This proof can also determine custody of the children in many cases. So, gathering proof of the adultery should be on the top of your mind when you suspect there is adultery happening in your relationship.


Your attorney will often suggest you hire a private investigator to obtain proof of adultery and to document the adulterous behavior. Attorneys who deal with family law often have to deal with divorcing couple where on the parties has been committing adultery. Often they will have worked with private investigators who are skilled at obtaining evidence in scenarios like this. So when your attorney suggests you hire a private investigator you may ask yourself:


How much does a private investigator cost?

The answer lies in the following statement:

The cost of a private investigator depends on exactly what the private investigator does for you.

In an adultery case, the private investigator can perform many functions to assist you in gathering proof of adultery. Some of these include:


  1. Surveillance video – there are few things more compelling than video evidence played in open court of one party cheating on the other. When a private investigator obtains video proof of this there is no doubt that adultery has taken place and the world can view it on video. Surveillance can cost anywhere between $25 and $250 per hour.
  2. Cell phone data – using advanced cell phone forensic tools a private investigator can retrieve deleted text messages from a cell phone and these messages can be used as evidence to support adultery. People believe that what they delete on a cell phone is lost forever. This is not that case in many instances. Cell phone extractions costs vary between $500 and $2500 depending on the type of phone and the age of the phone.
  3. Email data – using advanced email recovery software and computer forensic techniques deleted emails can be recovered from a computer. Even if the computer is “dead”, deleted data can be retrieved from broken laptops and broken hard drives. As in the case of cell phones many people believe that once they delete something it is gone forever. This is simply not the case. Computer forensics costs range between $500 and $3000 depending on the hard drive size and the type of computer.
  4. GPS tracking – using advances Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers private investigators can establish evidence of adultery without actually physically following the subject. GPS trackers let the private investigator establish a pattern of activity. When this pattern is revealed the private investigator will then move in to obtain the video evidence of the affair. GPS trackers can be purchased or rented from the private investigator.

If you are looking for an affordable licensed private investigator, with 20 years of experience assisting individuals, attorneys and corporations feel free to contact us here. You can also view a portion of our extensive client list here, and see what actual clients say about Eagle Investigative Services a private investigator in Atlanta, Georgia.

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