pre-marital background checksSometimes, a person who is about to get married may harbor suspicions about an incident in their spouse’s past. If you have questions about his or her past, before you proceed with the marriage, you can complete a background check on them to ease your mind. Whatever suspicions you have can be put to rest, and your marriage can begin on the right track. If, on the other hand, you find out that there is a problem in your future spouse’s past, you may be able to take the necessary steps to prevent a problem in the future.

It’s not about trust.

People often hesitate to do a background check because it shows that they do not trust their mate, but this is not necessarily the case. Every marriage begins with trust, but approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. To place total trust in your mate before marriage could be considered foolish.

The information we discover with our background checks can help you prevent marriage problems for you now and years to come. There is nothing wrong with having complete trust in someone, even someone you love, but this is only good to a point. It is best to verify information they have given you, and find out whether they may be hiding anything, whether it’s a former identity, past crimes, or simply white lies.

A background check doesn’t always have bad consequences.

Not everything uncovered will lead to having a wedding called off. We may find something in his or her background that is minor and may not even be something worth bringing up. Other information may require an explanation before proceeding with a marriage. Of course, there are many things that can lead to a marriage being called off completely, detailed below.

We can discover criminal information.

We have the ability to find any criminal background information that he or she may not have told you about. Some crimes, such as misdemeanors, may not be relevant to you, but most people should know if they are marrying someone with a felony background. Your soon-to-be spouse may not believe the information is important to you and your future together, but you may have a different opinion once you have the information.

We can uncover financial information.

This can be quite a large problem for many people in their marriage. Whatever debts he or she has before they are married will become your debt as well. In addition, his or her bad credit will affect your credit rating. We can find out exactly how much money is owed and to whom it is owed to. You can then decide how to best approach your marriage from a financial point of view.

Because our services are discreet, your future spouse will not be aware of the background check, so if nothing is found there is no harm done. On the other hand, if we find something in his or her background, it may be information that will save you problems in the future. Getting a background check on your future spouse can be a smart choice to make for the sake of your marriage.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.