Almost every single couple experience marital problems at some point in their marriages. There could be differences and disagreements, partners could simply outgrow each other, or there might even be infidelity. Most of the times it’s possible to repair the relationship with some work, and the intimacy between the partners can become deeper and stronger. But some relationships just cannot recover after an affair, especially if it has lasted too long. The worst part is, your partner might be denying all. During these troubled times, it’s hard to stay sane. After all, we’re only human, and we all have our problems and doubts. Unfortunately for couples, it has never been easier to cheat than it is today with all the mobile devices and online dating services.
Situations like these usually end in divorce but to go down that road you have to be sure about the affair. There are a number of ways you can get the evidence you need. Some people try bugging their partner’s phone while others hire a private investigator. Private investigators are familiar with the legal grey area when it comes to tracking and monitoring suspected cheating spouses and evidence they gathered could be admissible in court most of the time. They are rather expensive, and if you are not exactly sure about your partner’s behavior, it might cost you a hefty fee.
Modern technology might make it easier to cheat on your spouse, but it can also be helpful to catch them if they are cheating. There are different types of tracking devices with various features spouses can use for surveillance purposes. While vehicle tracking devices can provide detailed reports about their location, where they have been and how much time spent at certain locations; portable tracking devices can be placed on personal belongings or a pocket to provide more detailed location and route history for figuring out where they have been all day.
Is it legal to track someone with a GPS tracker?
The first question that pops into mind is “Is it legal to track the whereabouts of my partner?”. Well, the question has been asked and answered by a number of courts and judges. There may have been different rulings on the subject, but the verdict is that it is illegal to track someone’s movements without their consent. There is a silver lining though; married couples tend to co-own vehicles, and that is all you need to place a tracking device to confirm your suspicions. With the extensive information you can obtain from the tracking software, you can tell the difference between the lies and the truth.
A conclusive example to this; a panel of 3 judges ruled in favor of former Mrs. Villanova and decreed that the GPS was not an invasion of privacy because of it was only in publicly viewable locations. Mr. Villanova sued the private investigator who had been hired by his wife, but the court dismissed the lawsuit and found no wrongdoing.
The general consensus is that it is legal to use a tracking device on a vehicle that you own. Whether it is jointly or solely owned, as long as you have your name on the registration, you can use all forms of tracking, and it is completely within the boundaries of the law. While some forms of spying are illegal and can’t be used against someone in a divorce lawsuit if the illegally obtained information to legal sources of information or they cover their tracks, then the evidence gathered might be admissible.
How do I use a tracking device to catch my wife or husband?
Tracking devices offer you a wide-range data and display the data on a PC or a smartphone for you to figure out the location of your partner in real-time. Cloud-based tracking systems record and store previous route history up to 90 days. You can examine the routes your spouse have taken in detail and verify if they were where they said they would be; this might require some preparation and taking notes, but at least you can be certain of their whereabouts and where they have been.
Tracking devices are usually small and discrete and with a magnetic case to attach them to metal surfaces, your options are virtually limitless as to where you can hide them. You can slip a personal locator inside a briefcase, purse or a pocket easily. Personal trackers have batteries that can last for days and transmit precise location and time data to a mobile device. Placement options for vehicle trackers are similarly endless too. Trunk, above the tires, dashboard and the bumper is only a few of them. You need to make sure the device isn’t obstructed by metal surfaces to prevent signal blockage.
Another great tool and a way to establish control over partner’s movements is geo-fence zones offered by the GPS software. You can set up virtual perimeters around locations such as their workplace, and the tracking device will notify you if your spouse arrives at the specified destination, if they arrive at all. Before resorting to GPS trackers, you should talk to your better half and try to get the truth out of them and recover your marriage. If they insist on lying or giving you half-truths, you can always go for a GPS tracker and catch them in the act for good measure.