Spring has arrived, and that means wedding season is coming. Before you start making big plans for your special day, take a moment to consider checking up on your spouse-to-be. Whether or not you have reason for suspicion, having all the facts will prevent you from uncovering a potentially devastating surprise later. You have probably heard horror stories and thought, “That could never happen to me.” Think again. Simply Googling someone’s name is not enough – he or she may be hiding a criminal record, a mountain of debt, or even a previous marriage or children.

The ability to check out a significant other’s social media and online presence may create a false sense of confidence in your ability to find out all there is to know about them. When you hire a private investigator, they have access to a wide range of information about a person’s past, especially records not accessible to the general public. Some of these sources include:

  • Criminal history – arrest and conviction records and outstanding warrants
  • Credit history and debt
  • Court records/lawsuits, including paternity cases (both prior and pending)
  • Previous marriage/divorce documentation
  • School enrollment/graduation and business credentials
  • Past addresses and residency

You may think that only people with valuable assets to protect need to hire a private investigator before marriage (like those who would draw up a prenuptial agreement), but everyone benefits from knowing the truth. Finding out your love has been lying or keeping secrets about their unsavory past can cause heartbreak, but will keep you from getting entangled in their legal or financial problems in the long run.

If you’re looking for a private investigation firm to handle your pre marriage investigation, John Holliday is one of the country’s top private investigators. Holliday Investigative Services has offices in Georgia and Florida, and a license to practice in New York. We can find the information you need to make an informed decision about your future. Check us out on the web or call us toll-free at 866-499-3463.

Further Reading

http://www.wsj.com/articles/web-sends-lovers-flocking-to-private-eyes-to-find-out-the-truth-1421436350

http://nypost.com/2015/02/01/we-live-together-before-marriage-longer-yet-the-less-we-know-about-our-spouses/