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GPS Spouse Tracking: Real Time

written by: KennethSleight•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 3/28/2011

With the invention of ultra small GPS tracking devices it was inevitable that people would want to use these in covert and overt ways. This is evidenced by the numerous companies offering GPS spouse tracking; real time tracking and passive tracking options are both readily available.

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    Reasons to Use GPS Spouse Tracking Real Time Services

    GPS Spouse Tracking Real Time Of course the first thing that comes to mind when talking about using GPS to track a spouse is cheating. Tracking your spouse with a real time tracking device is one of the more cost effective options of surveillance currently available. A private investigator is going to run you anywhere from $25 to $40 an hour plus travel expenses where the services that offer GPS spouse tracking real time and passive options are far more cost effective.

    Cheating isn’t the only reason to track your spouse. If your significant other suffers from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, this could be a handy device to help locate them if they go missing. The same would ring true for using a GPS unit to track teenagers or children, especially those with that pesky avoidance disease.

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    GPS Spouse Tracking: Real Time Services

    There are several GPS spouse tracking real time services that offer up to the minute location of a GPS device whether it is attached to a car or on a person. These are five of the best and most cost effective services available online.

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    Is Tracking Your Spouse With GPS Legal?

    The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. The more complicated answer is, if you could physically follow the person throughout the day to all of the locations they traveled, then GPS tracking is simply considered the same thing but if you have to access a “private" area to install your GPS unit, then it becomes a matter of trespassing and makes all operations using the unit illegal. So, if you are planning on using GPS to track your spouse and you are legally separated and living at separate addresses then you have to tag the car while it is in a public place for the tracking to remain legal.

    It is advisable to talk to a lawyer and get the low down on local laws regarding GPS tracking because although I have given a blanket yes to is it legal, there may be small jurisdictions that have specific criteria that the tracker must meet to make the tracking legal.

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    What are the Possible Repercussions of Tracking Your Spouse with GPS?

    If you are covertly tracking your spouse and he or she finds out, you may have quite a bit of explaining to do. This is a trust issue. If your spouse isn’t doing anything wrong, they may feel like you have violated a sacred trust that they assumed existed. With GPS spouse tracking and real time tracking, you can see everywhere that your spouse is going and that may ruin surprises that may have been planned for you (like a special stop at the florist to pick up roses). These unintended consequences may cause more problems than they are worth and might actually end up ruining a marriage that was completely fine to begin with.

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