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Computer Hacking and Divorce

To a suspicious spouse, Facebook, e-mail, and Skype may seem like a perfect place to find evidence for your divorce case. It also may land you in jail. During a divorce, never tamper with your spouse's computer or hack into an electronic account. Even in a case where your spouse previously disclosed his or her password to you, criminal charges may be brought if you use that information during a divorce to snoop for evidence. Trust your attorney to obtain the evidence you need by filing a request for documents and information in your case.

Additionally, remember that your spouse may be looking for information about you. Individuals going through a divorce should change their passwords to all confidential accounts, especially accounts with information from your attorney. Divorce is hard enough. Don't let the temptation to spy on your spouse, make things even worse.