Alternatives to Spying on Your Spouse in Arkansas
If you’re going through a difficult divorce or separation, you might be tempted to spy on your spouse to gather evidence of wrongdoing or to uncover hidden assets. But spying can have severe legal and ethical implications since it’s a two-party consent state; plus, it may not even be the most effective way to achieve your goals. This blog post will explore a couple of alternatives to spying on your spouse in Arkansas.
Option #1: Hire a Private Investigator
Hiring a private investigator (PI) may be an excellent option to gather information on your spouse’s activities.
A licensed private investigator can legally conduct surveillance, interview witnesses, and gather evidence that may be admissible in court. A PI also has the expertise and resources to gather information quickly and efficiently, saving time and effort.
However, it’s essential to choose a reputable and licensed private investigator. In Arkansas, private investigators must be licensed by the Arkansas State Police. You can check the state police website to ensure the PI is licensed (and in good standing).
Option #2: Consult with a Family Law Attorney
If you’re considering spying on your spouse, it’s essential to understand your legal rights and options.
A family law attorney can advise you on the best course of action for your situation and help you understand the legal and ethical implications of spying. An attorney can also help you navigate the complex legal system and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the divorce or separation process.
In some cases, an attorney can negotiate a settlement with your spouse without the need for spying or other intrusive measures. This can be a faster and less stressful way to resolve your issues and move on with your life.
Requesting Discovery in a Divorce
Both parties must disclose all relevant information about their assets, income, and other financial matters in a divorce or separation. This process is known as discovery, and it can be a powerful tool for uncovering information about your spouse’s finances and activities.
You and your spouse will exchange documents and information during the discovery process. You may also be able to request documents and information from third parties, such as banks, employers, or other institutions.
In tandem with an experienced divorce attorney, this option can be a more transparent and legal way to gather information than spying on your spouse.
How to Protect Your Privacy
Protecting your privacy is essential if you’re concerned that your spouse may be spying on you.
This includes changing passwords, securing social media accounts, and being careful about online sharing.
Consider consulting with a family law attorney to understand your legal rights and options for protecting your privacy during the divorce or separation.
How Hickey & Hull Law Partners Can Help
Spying without the other person’s consent is illegal in Arkansas, so by considering alternatives such as hiring a private investigator or consulting with a family law attorney, you can protect your rights and interests during the divorce or separation process.
If you’re considering spying on your spouse, it’s essential to understand the legal and ethical implications and to seek legal advice to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. That’s where the family law experts at Hickey & Hull Law Partners come in.
Fill out our online form or contact us today if you have any legal questions or want to know the next steps. Our River Valley office number is 479.434.2414, and our Northwest Arkansas number is 479.802.6560.