Hiring a PI


Can a spouse hire a PI to follow the his/her assumed lover? Or can the spouse only follow the spouse? Can a PI legally search DMV records on the assumed lover?


Yes, a spouse can hire a PI to take surveillance of a paramour, however, the information that you will likely need to build a case will be from the PI following the other spouse. A PI can legally search DMV and property records on persons involved in the issue they are investigating.

For more detailed information, check out our article Can a Private Investigator Help My Divorce Case?

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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