How Smartphones Can be Used in a Virginia Divorce Case
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
In a Virginia divorce, both sides' attorneys try to create a case by using as much evidence as they can acquire. Your Newport News divorce lawyer counsel you regarding the various types of evidence that might be used in your case.
“Smart phones” like the iPhone and Droid have become such an integral part of our lives that most people don't even think twice about using them, or how their use might affect their Virginia divorce case. But divorce lawyers know that these devices can be treasure troves of information.
A large majority of divorce attorneys report seeing an increase in the use of smart phone records in their practice over the past few years. Common information gleaned as evidence includes text messages, e-mails, stored phone numbers and call histories.
These records can serve as evidence for various grounds for divorce. Adultery is the most common offense that phone records are used to prove because people who are cheating often leave a trail of communication behind them.
Whether you are at risk for having your phone records looked into by your ex's lawyer or you would like advice on whether you can obtain your ex-husband's smartphone records, you should speak with your Newport News divorce lawyer.
Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney
There are very specific rules governing divorce in Virginia. At Hofheimer Family Law Firm we are committed to providing you with the experience and compassion you deserve and the successful results you need to move on with your life. Request a FREE copy of our divorce guide for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.