If you are getting a divorce and you think that your spouse might be hiding something, you should talk to your attorney to see what your options are. Your options depend on several things, including how contentious your divorce is, how safe or unsafe you are, what you think they are hiding, and several other things. One of the options that your lawyer may suggest to you is that you work with a private investigator so that they can find the information that you are looking for. There are several reasons that your attorney may suggest that a PI be the person who does the work of finding whatever you think your former spouse is hiding.
One reason is that you are going to have plausible deniability. Your attorney may be the one who hires the PI or has one who is on staff, and your attorney gets the information that they find first. That means that if your former spouse asks you about an investigator or what they may have found, you can tell them that you don't know anything about an investigator or what they are looking for. If you are worried about your safety, that can give you an added layer of protection.
A PI is going to have more expertise and experience in handling investigations than you are going to have. In some cases, this is really important, because it can be really hard to find something. If you think that your spouse is hiding an extra-marital affair, that may be a relatively easy thing for anyone to track down, but when you get into things like trying to find hidden money, that is going to take a lot of work and experience. It can be hard to track down financial matters at the best of times, but if someone is trying to hide something, it can be even more difficult. That's when you are going to need to have someone who has done this particular kind of work before so that they can track everything down and trace all the various leads down the way that they should be.
Getting a divorce isn't going to be easy at the best of times. But, if you think your former spouse is hiding from you, things can get even more difficult. A private investigative service can help you and your attorney get the evidence that can help you.