In the midst of a divorce or custody battle, spouses may try to access their partner’s texts, emails, social media posts, and other electronic communications. They may be looking for evidence of infidelity, activities that raise questions about their fitness as a parent, or hidden financial assets.
They may also be looking at serious civil and criminal liabilities if they engage in this conduct and cross the line from “legitimate self-help” to “unlawful interception.” Being married to or living with someone doesn’t grant carte blanche to read or intercept their personal communications.
In his recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (JAAML), NGH Group President and CEO Nick Himonidis outlines the legal issues involved. The article explains:
- Applicable federal and state laws, both civil and criminal
- Significant court cases in this area, including landmark matrimonial rulings
- Potential civil and criminal liabilities for litigants, and potentially their attorneys
To read the article, please click here.