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Is Your Spouse Hiding Money? How Hiring a Private Investigator Can Verify Hidden Income

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Financial problems are one of the leading reasons for fights between people in long-term relationships. The statistics are about the same for those who are married. It isn’t uncommon for someone to suspect that a spouse or partner is making more money than what they share. This can lead to problems with trust as well as suspecting that a partner is not contributing fairly to the needs of the family.

Knowledge Is Power

In our work as private investigators, we frequently receive requests from individuals needing help with proving their partner’s income more so when it concerns supporting children financially. Most of these clients are surprised at how private investigators can discover hidden wealth as well as trace how it was earned and where it is kept. They’re even more surprised when told that we usually use the information they shared to uncover their partner’s or spouse’s hidden finances.

Knowledge is surely power. Knowing your significant other’s financial habits as well as other tidbits help with uncovering the truth. For instance, how a person gets paid, how he/she choose to pay for purchases, and what he/she usually spends on are details that are known to most partners but will take some time for a private investigator to find out. Information such as these can help piece together a person’s income, even when they think they’re being secretive enough.

Private Investigators Examine Financial Habits

Most people are accustomed to a certain lifestyle, needs, and wants. If a person used to frequent certain vacation spots and go to specific pricey establishments, a private investigator can look into that and estimate money spent as well as determine if someone is truly financially struggling or just pretending to be in dire straits.

Private Investigators Note Income Habits

Those without a fixed income may not be reporting all their businesses revenue or money made via freelancing. If this is noted, a private investigator can look into this and perhaps get the help of employers and customers to verify income. You’ll be surprised at how helpful some people can be when tax evasion is a possible issue.

Private Investigators Also Record Other Habits

Wouldn’t it be a red flag if a spouse who claims to be unable to afford a $200 monthly bill for child support is a frequent casino patron and seen driving sports cars? Small details count, especially with the help of a private investigator who can gather and present evidence in a way that is admissible in court.

What to Expect When Hiring a Private Investigator to Verify Hidden Income

In our private investigation practice, we usually gather information from clients, conduct our own research, and place the person of interest under surveillance. Below are further details.

  • We ask you for information so that we can perform a more focused investigation and avoid wasting time. This saves a lot of effort and minimizes the possibility of looking in the wrong direction.
  • We conduct our own research to verify facts. This may include employment verification, searches for financial assets, and performing background checks.
  • We place the person of interest under surveillance to verify some details such as current employment status, changes in financial habits, where your significant other spends money and when, as well as how much is being spent.

The above are just the most basic of what we can do for you. If you need help verifying your significant other’s income, contact us so we can discuss with you the steps we can take for your specific situation. Aside from hidden wealth, we can also investigate possible cheating and infidelity.

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