Can I Spy on My Spouse During a Divorce in Georgia?

Gathering information is an important aspect of a successful divorce. Legally, your spouse is required to disclose all information that might be relevant to the divorce. However, some individuals are intent on concealing certain details, such as a hidden offshore bank account or a safety deposit box filled with precious metals. Other hidden details may affect child custody. For example, a spouse might be struggling with a serious drug problem that might impact the children, and they may wish to keep this issue “under wraps” during the divorce. 

Make no mistake, even the smallest piece of information can turn a divorce trial on its head. This is why many spouses might consider spying on each other during this process. But is this even legal? What kind of information are you allowed to gather? When might you be accused of invading your spouse’s privacy? And if you manage to obtain this information, can you even use it in court?

All of these questions and many others are best left answered by a legal professional. Reach out to our family law attorneys in Georgia for guidance you can trust. Obtaining information is important during a divorce, but you have to do it legally. With help from our divorce attorney, this process becomes relatively easy. 

Illegally Obtained Information is Inadmissible in Court

First of all, you should know that any illegally obtained evidence is inadmissible in court. This means that if you violate your spouse’s privacy and spy on them, it will not really help you much in the long run. However, you can launch a legal investigation with the help of qualified professionals. For example, a forensic accountant may be able to track down hidden assets. Other professionals may discover evidence that a spouse is an unfit parent. 

Using Technology to Spy on Your Spouse

If you use technology to spy on your spouse, you may also be charged with cyber-stalking or another cybercrime. However, it is important to note that you may not need to “hack” into anything to find incriminating evidence involving your spouse. For example, a spouse might have compromising photos posted on social media that clearly suggest some kind of adulterous relationship. 

Rely on the Legal System

Although it can be tempting to spy on your spouse, most attorneys would not recommend this course of action. Invading your spouse’s privacy is illegal, and it can seriously backfire on you during the divorce. Instead, you should rely on the legal system. If a spouse is concealing assets, they will face serious legal consequences when they are caught. Spying on your spouse is easier and more common than ever before with the rise of smartphone technology. Resist the temptation, and you can launch investigations and discover important information through legal means, without taking the law into your own hands. 

Get Help From a Qualified Attorney Today

If you have been searching the Georgia area for a qualified, experienced divorce attorney, look no further than Lankford & Moore Law. We understand how important information can be during a divorce. If you believe that your spouse is concealing assets or hiding something from the court, we can help you get to the bottom of it. With our help, you can pursue a positive legal outcome without invading your spouse’s privacy. Book your consultation today.

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