13 Questions to ask a cheating spouse detective before hiring him

Betrayal in any form is devastating, whether it’s a friend or family member that’s betrayed you, but nothing hits anywhere near as hard as the betrayal of a cheating spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend.

It’s one of the loneliest experiences when your sixth sense starts telling you something’s up, because giving voice to your suspicions makes it a reality, which is not something any of us want to do, not even with the closest of friends or family.

You’ll find a dearth of information on the web about the signs to look out for if you suspect infidelity, which could give you a starting point to do a little of your own digging around, before heading for a meeting with a cheating spouse detective.

These are relatively simple actions, such as keeping an eye on how secretive your partner becomes about emails, phone calls and messages on mobile devices.

This is especially true if this has never been a problem, in that you have both always been open and trusting about cell phones and other tech gadgets.

Consulting a cheating spouse detective, or in normal speak, a private investigator, is going to be the best route to take if you are serious about proving or disproving infidelity.

But be sure you can handle the results…

Once you’ve committed to hiring a private investigator to gather evidence of cheating, you need to be certain that you will be prepared for what the evidence may lead to.

If the investigation into infidelity is to be used in a divorce, only a private investigator has the experience and skillset necessary to deliver evidence that will be able to stand up to scrutiny in a court.

Here are some of the most important questions you need to ask a private investigator before hiring him to find proof of infidelity

Is he licenced?

As a registered Private Investigator, owner of King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Jacques Botha, is a licenced investigator, and he will be more than happy to furnish you with all his professional credentials.

How long has he been involved in the industry?

The answer your PI gives to this will give you a clear indication of his background and experience as an investigator.

What is his professional background experience & area of specialisation?

Certain PI’s focus on only a few aspects of investigation, while others have the experience and knowledge to undertake a broad range of investigations based on an ability to multitask without effort.

Does he have an office?

If he does have a professionally set up office, ask him where it is should the need ever arise for you to meet him there.  More often than not, clients prefer to meet with the investigator on neutral ground, either in private or in a public area.

Is he available 24/7 or does he only operate from 9 -5?

If nine to five, look elsewhere.  Criminals and cheaters don’t keep office hours, nor does any private investigator worth his salt!

Does he belong to a professional organisation?

Investigators need to be licenced, trained and experienced before they can become a member of PSIRA, and its here that you can double check his credentials and registrations.

What about references?

You are entitled to ask for references from at least two individuals or companies that have already benefitted from the services of the firm, to set your mind at ease regarding his reputation in the industry.

Will there be contact during the investigation?

This will have to be done as discreetly as possible in order not to alert the subject under investigation, especially if you live with or are near to the person on a regular basis.

What updates can I expect?

There are various ways in which the investigator can keep you updated as the case moves forward, which could include email reports or phone calls, but the manner of updating will depend on the size of the investigation and your personal requirements.

Will you get a detailed report?

If you’re taking a case to court then you will be furnished with a detailed written report, as well as with photographic or video evidence to support the written report, if necessary.


Do he have an ethical approach towards gathering evidence?

This is an important question to ask the private investigator, especially in light of the fact that any illegally obtained evidence will be of absolutely no value at all to you, and could in fact land you in uncomfortably warm water legally.

What will the investigation cost?

Here’s also where you sort the wheat from the chaff.  If the investigator is honest and upfront, he will present you with a few options that could possibly save you money, and will be only too happy to discuss costs openly from the outset.

Should he mumble and grumble about costs, look elsewhere! You’re looking for transparency in your private investigator.

Is there a guarantee you’ll get the result you want?

No private investigator can give you a guarantee about anything to do with the investigation other than to leave no stone unturned in getting to the truth. After that, all he can do is to present you with the unvarnished truth, no matter how you would have wanted it to turn out.

If you’re looking for the #1 cheating spouse detective in South Africa, please contact King Investigations for a free confidential consultation that’ll make the direction you need to take a lot easier to swallow.

8 reasons that law firms hire private investigators

Gathering solid evidence necessary to win a case in court is fundamental to the legal profession, hence the necessity it’s become for many legal firms hiring private investigators on a retainer.

The attorney does not have the time or resources to follow every lead that may bring about the required evidence, and it’s here that having a good relationship with a trustworthy, reliable investigations company allows the attorney to focus on all other aspects of any given case.

The legal aspects of what attorneys have to deal with in regard to the exhaustive research that goes into building any case take up a major chunk of their time, leaving them with little or no leeway to move out of and away from research regarding all the legal aspects of the case.

It is always a benchmark of success when attorneys team up with qualified, professional private investigators, and it’s a partnership that bears close inspection for attorneys that have not yet found a trusted private investigator.

So, what can a PI do to assist attorneys in building a solid case?

A private investigator isn’t tied to a desk. He’s the one that’ll do the legwork out in the field, going over evidence already presented regarding the scene of a crime, and finding missing witnesses, locating hidden assets and gathering any type of information that will be beneficial to the attorney on behalf of the client.

Let’s look at 8 reasons that law firms hire private investigators

No nasty surprises creeping in during court appearances

Making sure that there are no hidden surprises or secrets about a client that may compromise the case in the beginning stages of the case is invaluable to any attorney.

Experience that saves time & money

Billable hours is what it’s all about when it comes to any court case involving an attorney, a principle on which private investigators also operate.

Their brief is to cut down on billable hours and still build a strong case, built on watertight evidence.

Strengthening the case at minimal cost

Without solid evidence, any case an attorney is tackling is already getting closer to being up against a brick wall without necessary evidence, however, if the legal firm has the right private investigator on a retainer, this becomes a moot point.

Easing the burden of finding proof

As attorneys, much of the time spent on cases is focussed on the legalities, as discussed above, however, when working in tandem with a PI, the burden of proof shifts from the attorney to the PI in terms of evidence gathering.

This is a logical partnership that saves both time and money for all parties involved in any case.

Presenting the proof

Today we have the technology to assist private investigators with all they need to produce time-stamped, high resolution photos and videos, and in addition to this, a report is presented that includes all other activities that were not captured visually.

Finding information no one else can

No one can dig quite as deeply as a PI to get to all the information any attorney may need, based on their specialised knowledge and use of databases most have no access to, making them the best resource for finding people who don’t want to be found as an attorney prepares for trial.

Litigation experience

A seasoned, experienced and well-trained PI is able to follow the trail of fraud investigations that involve insurance companies, as well as to assist with finding hidden assets based on his own knowledge of the law and litigation.

The power of surveillance

Surveillance isn’t for the inexperienced, no doubt about that! Too much hangs in the balance in any case if the investigator is detected by the subject under investigation.

Undercover surveillance is an art, most often used in divorce cases, cheating spouse cases, custody cases and more, but, if not carried out by a seasoned investigator, any evidence gathered becomes tainted, especially if not gathered according to the rules and regulations of the industry.

Trust the best to build a watertight case

Having built up a highly respected reputation in the industry, the team of seasoned PI’s at King Investigators in South Africa have the experience, honesty and transparency that would be of high value to any legal firm looking for a team they can trust to deliver evidence that cannot be refuted.

Give them a call today for a confidential chat to discuss joining forces with them to bring court cases to a successful end for all.