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Whether you call it cheating, adultery, being unfaithful, or having an affair, it is likely to be one of the most devastating experiences in your life. Sometimes the “not knowing” hurts as badly.  The pain and emotional damage this type of betrayal creates is not easy to overcome.  The reality is, if you sincerely believe that your spouse is having an affair, chances are you are right.  

Do you want to know the truth?  Do you want to have your suspicions validated?  Do you need the proof to supply to an attorney?  For any reason you may have, PEI can investigate using our resources and tools to supply you with information and evidence you need.

Proving Adultery in Virginia

Adultery is a fault-based ground for divorce in Virginia.  Adultery can be very difficult to prove, but not impossible.

To prove adultery to a Judge, your spouse’s affair must be a physical affair.  Emotional affairs do not qualify.  Clear and convincing evidence is required by Virginia law and evidence must be provided to the Court convincing that your spouse had or is having a physical relationship with another person.  Corroborating evidence is required to pursue the adultery allegation.  If you have messages or emails from your spouse admitting to the affair that is extremely strong evidence, however corroborating evidence remains an important factor.  Often, private investigators are hired to obtain corroborating evidence.  Photos of the spouse and the other person showing public displays of affection, sharing a romantic dinner, and entering/leaving a hotel room together are important supplements to proving adultery to the Court.

Our investigation of infidelity may include reviewing phone, test message, instant message, email, and internet activity history.  Surveillance both in and/or out of town, and with opportunity photos and video evidence. GPS tracking and interviews with potential witnesses.

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