Infidelity Insights

Parental Infidelity and the âNo-Harmâ Rule in Custody Litigation

Wednesday October 20th 2010

The rules in the courtroom are ever changing and it is very crucial for you to understand those cases that are governing your future.  The “No-Harm” Rule started in a few courts but now has expanded from coast to coast.

“When a marriage dissolves, there are often disputes over which parent should be awarded custody of the child or children. In those custody disputes, which are often bifurcated from the rest of the divorce litigation and may be the only unsettled issue remaining in the divorce case, the non-adulterous party sometimes attempts to introduce evidence of the infidelity of the other parent-spouse. Historically, such evidence was admitted because the law presumed that parental infidelity caused harm to children. 2 However, that presumption has been abandoned by most American courts. Today, most American courts refuse to admit evidence of parental infidelity in custody hearings or trials unless there is proof that the parent's infidelity caused harm to the child. 3 This refusal to admit evidence, herein called the "no-harm" rule or assumption, demonstrates a strong substantive policy that favors avoiding litigation concerning matters of sexual lifestyle and morality over examining evidence concerning the best interests of the child.”

Lynn D Wardle


Fall 2002

Though this court precedent has closed some avenues in custody litigation it is important to speak with your lawyer in your case to understand what can, and needs to, be done in your case.  Here at Advanced Surveillance Group we can offer a full range of services not only in the surveillance arena.  One crucial opening the “No-Harm” Rule leaves behind is the character of the other person involved.  We offer a full range of background investigations that may offer you an insight into whether or not those individuals past would lead the court to view your children as being in harm.

For more details or to discuss background screening options with one of our highly trained associates feel free to contact us at 888-677-9700.

Finally, One less Thing to Worry About

Friday October 1st 2010

A new Trend in the dating scene that grew extremely fast, and may have burnt out, The Cougar!  New studies have shown the same results, the number of older women searching for younger men has drastically declined.

“For example, the study showed most men desire attractive, young females. Often, they look for a much younger woman to be their partner because aging men are looking for ways to feel better about the inevitable process. Young men, aged 20 to 25, are targeting women their own age or slightly younger. No big news headlines here.

Women on the other hand were different but they didn't cause a big surprise either. Most of the over 40 women "Cougars" in the study weren't interested in being on the prowl for "Cubs." They were seeking an older (and hopefully a wealthier man). These findings argue against the "cougar" craze that has become popular on TV Shows and movies, such as "Sex and the City," and Courteney Cox's ABC Television series "Cougar Town."

August 20, 2010


Full Article – Here

No matter the circumstances that you find yourself in, it is not a good feeling to suspect your spouse is being unfaithful.  Even though the “Cougar” market appears to be shrinking it does not mean your spouses options are.  Feel free to contact our office at 888-677-9700 to discuss the many options in your specific case.

Fighting Against the Mobile Phone Cheater

Friday September 17th 2010

New Mobile Apps Make Adultery Easier


The Way to Fight Back!


After last week’s post about mobile applications that made adultery easier we have done some digging into the tools out there to aid in investigations of these “PDA” cheaters.  We located the “Iphone Spy Stick” produced by Brickhouse Security that claims to help out people whose significant others have an Iphone.

Besides recovering data such as text messages, calendar appointments, contacts, and pictures, customers can also download the phone’s map history, and discover searched locations and places navigated, including exact GPS coordinates.

Needless to point out, the tool is beyond privy, but those who truly suspect their spouse is messing around may be well entitled to use it.

iPhone Spy Stick also lets you view web history, contacts, and download voice memos.

The data can be saved on any computer or portable storage drive for anytime viewing, and it looks just like an ordinary USB flash drive, so its purpose is not given away at first glance.”


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Although this is a product that we do not sell it offers key information to you as the significant other.  This product may not provide proof of cheating but may facilitate finding the truth.  The hardest part of surveillance is locating the proper time and place to begin the surveillance.  This tool offers you a means to find pertinent times to gather key evidence should you need it.  Feel free to contact our office at 888-677-9700 to discuss the many options in your specific case.

New Mobile Apps Make Adultery Easier

Friday September 10th 2010

Understanding that adultery has become more and more prevalent may be a concept that is hard for some people to comprehend but with mobile phone applications aimed strictly towards this market may be one contributing factor.  Many of us have heard of applications like TigerText which erases text and phone records after a specific period of time but only a few have heard of AshleyMadison.com’s new application that allows adulterers to set up profiles like Match.com.

Two-timing politicians, take note: cheating has never been easier. AshleyMadison.com, a personals site designed to facilitate extramarital affairs, now boasts slick iPhone and Blackberry versions that help married horndogs find like-minded cheaters within minutes. The new tools are aimed at tech-savvy adulterers wary of leaving tracks on work or home computers. Because the apps are loaded up from phones' browsers, they leave no electronic trail that suspicious spouses can trace.”

The formula is working. AshleyMadison's membership has doubled over the past year to 4 million. The Toronto-based site, which takes its name from the two most popular female names in 2001, the year it launched, enjoyed another big boost this week, following Father's Day, when CEO Noel Biderman says men often feel underappreciated. Traffic to the site tripled on Monday. (Biderman says there's a similar boost in interest from neglected wives and girlfriends after Valentine's Day.)”


Jeremy Caplan


Time.com


June 29, 2010


If the world of a cheating spouse is getting more and more technically savvy don’t you believe you should have an equally savvy investigator on your side?  Feel free to contact our office at 888-677-9700 to discuss the many options in your specific case.