Yesterday I found a business card on my front steps and called the investigator. I am going through a T5. The investigator told me that he needed to talk to my wife concerning my investigation. It seemed a little odd since I wasn’t aware that they interview spouses and none of my co-workers had ever had their spouses interviewed as part of their investigation. I am wondering how common or uncommon this is.
The rest of the story is that she is my soon-to-be ex-wife. We are separated and have been for quite some time, which I told the investigator. She and I are currently working through a custody agreement and it has been rather contentious. Finally, she has made several threats that she would try to derail my security clearance if given the chance. While there is nothing she could realistically disclose that would affect me, she could certainly muddy the waters and maybe bog things down.
I guess there is nothing I can really do but let the system work. Still, I’m curious about how common it is to interview spouses (and soon to be ex’s.)