How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Private Investigator?

There are a variety of reasons you may want to hire a private investigator, whether it’s on the suspicion of infidelity, adultery, or in the course of Houston Divorce Investigations. Regardless of the why, how much will I cost? There are many factors when it comes to private investigator cost, & what you get for your money.

Every investigation will tally up a different cost, and this is because there are several factors that can influence the price you will pay for the services of a private investigator.

Private Investigator Cost Factors

  • Whether there will be any need for special equipment.
  • How many investigators will be needed.

To work with AMS Investigations you will be required to pay a $1500 retainer to get the process started, and this is refundable. The hourly rate charged by AMS is $80 an hour. There is also a $.65 a mile mileage fee. If you require AMS to provide you with court testimony, then a retained of $500 per request must be made. This should be provided 48 hours before the time and date of the testimony.

The average cost of an infidelity investigation runs between $1,000 and $2,000, and the typical investigation takes a week or more.

Private Investigator Cost – Typical Investigations & Surveillance

Cost of private investigator cost keyboard buttonOne of our clients called to use our services because she believed that her husband was having an affair. She believed that the affair was taking place just after typical working hours, and he was lying about working overtime. We decided the best course of action would be to surveil the spouse starting at his workplace.

We had eyes on him over Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and only required a one-person team to complete this job. Over the first two days the husband did in fact work overtime and then went straight home after leaving work. However, on Friday evening he finished work early and drove to an address 25 minutes away. He arrived at a domestic residence, where he was greeted by a scantily dressed woman. He stayed for three and a half hours.

Our client was provided with our findings, which included video evidence.

Lots of couples are looking to get an upper hand in their Houston Divorce Investigations, whether they suspect their spouse of infidelity, or of hiding assets and money. A private investigator can help you with your case and in identifying any relevant information that will help you get the settlement that you deserve.

We can assist you in ensuring your Houston Divorce Investigations run smoothly, and provide you with all of the information that you need regarding your soon to be ex-spouse. Whether you’re looking for an infidelity investigation, an adultery investigation, or you need help with a divorce case- AMS Investigations are standing by to help.

Other services we offer include tracking down long lost friends or family members, including birth parents for those who were adopted. We also investigate suspected fraud, pre-marital investigation, child custody, surveillance, criminal and civil matters, GPS vehicle tracking, and more.

What We Need from You

  • It’s important that you’re honest and upfront with us from the start. We require accurate information from you, as this will give us our best chance at success. Additionally, if there are any changes in circumstances during the investigation, you should make us aware of this.
  • Please allow us to investigate using our methods, do not attempt to interfere with the services that we perform.
  • We may require documentation for me as part of our fact finding, we appreciate your cooperation in providing us with the relevant documentation, or authorization, as and when we make a request.
  • It’s important that we have the correct current contact information for you. This includes your email address, telephone number, and mailing address. This provides us with a contact for you, in case we need to get a hold of you immediately during the course of the investigation.
  • Under no circumstances should you use the results of the investigation for illegal or criminal purposes.

In the majority of cases, our clients are proven right in following their gut instinct. It’s important that you understand we work hard to keep your case confidential. Your spouse will not know they are being investigated, and when we provide you with our findings we will do so in the most confidential way possible. We only ever give the findings of our investigations to the client themselves, with their permission, or following a court order.

If you are need of more information about private investigator cost, please contact us so that we can discuss your case and get started.