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How to Find Out if My Ex-Husband Has a Job

by Heather Eastin

A divorce can be a devastating experience in any person's life and may leave you with many questions about your ex-husband's new life. Finding out if your ex-husband has a job or not can benefit you, especially if you are in the middle of attempting to collect child support from your ex-husband or need to prove he is employed because of a pending legal or child custody battle. Difficult as it may seem now that you're divorced, there may still be some things you can do to find out if he has a job.

Hire an attorney. If you have not already done so, it may be a wise decision to seek out and retain the services of a qualified legal consultant such as an attorney. An attorney can use legal means to find out specific information about your ex-husband's employment. This ensures that you are not placing yourself in harm's way or jeopardizing yourself for the sake of gathering information about his possible employment. Attorneys have access to information that the public often does not. They are able to check databases to obtain information such as tax records and financial background and history. In some cases the attorney can even gather banking information as well as information pertaining to your ex-husband's bills. An attorney also may be able to get in touch directly with your ex-husband's employer.

Seek the services of a private investigator. Private investigators are paid to gain valuable information about individuals and their private circumstances without them knowing. The private investigator may follow your ex-husband from his new residence in attempt to prove that he is traveling to his job. Private investigators can place a global positioning software tracker on your ex-husband's vehicle as well to see where he is going during the day. Much like an attorney, a private investigator will often times have access to certain databases that the public does not to obtain work records or paycheck history. Many private investigative services will follow individuals for days or weeks to prove something. Although sometimes expensive, inquiring about the services offered by a local private investigator may be a good investment if you want to find out if your ex-husband has a job.

Contact your ex-husband's acquaintances. If you are feeling brave, try reaching out to people close to your ex-husband. The drawback to this is if the contacts do not wish to relinquish any private information about your ex-husband's private affairs. You may find that they are loyal to him and may not wish to get involved by telling you anything.

References

  • Law Offices Of Dana L. Blatt, Divorce Attorney, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Michael Wolf, Private Investigator, Calabasas, CA

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Heather Eastin has been writing since 2000, garnering several awards along the way. She has worked as developer, writer, assistant editor and blogger. Eastin received a B.A. in journalism from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

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