Depending on your state rules (no-fault) it may not matter. BUT, in high net-worth cases, infidelity may be a bargaining chip. No one wants to be exposed! You should hire the PI through your attorney to ensure that things are done by the book and through legal channels.
Social Media has changed the landscape; public portions of Instagram and Facebook are fodder for cases in infidelity. It’s all admissible if it comes from the public portion of social accounts. Even if something is technically “legal”, judges frown upon gray areas, like GPS trackers, that can be construed as an invasion of privacy. The right PI and attorney can guide you through the process productively so you are gathering usable information.
Following someone can be tricky and costly. For example, if someone is traveling by airplane across state, you have to engage multiple point people to track activities. It may be worth it if you are looking for leverage in your divorce case.
Through the process of our own divorces, Barb Hazelton and Jo Briggs learned more than they ever needed or wanted to know. Through their friendship, shared experiences, and connections through navigating their own divorces, they created this video series. They've been where you are and they hope Single Process can make it easier for you by connecting you to their resources.