In a recent post, we highlighted the growing phenomenon of including social media provisions in prenuptial agreements, where parties essentially pledge not to post incriminating photographs or disparaging remarks about each other over social media sites. Today, we turn our focus to the ever-growing use of technology in divorces and custody disputes to ferret out devious deeds.
For instance, the use of Spyware on spouses’ laptops and tablets is being used to track a suspicious spouse’s online movements. This may be used to discover if an online affair is being had, or if a person is secretly transferring money from one account to another.
Also, GPS systems are being used to track a person’s physical movements. These may be incorporated into a cell phone or tablet, or even placed on a vehicle. Also, fake, Trojan horse email accounts may be used to entice a person into sharing confidential information or even soliciting an affair.
Essentially, the more money involved in a marriage, the more likely that technology will play a role in unearthing incriminating details that may trigger events in a prenuptial agreement that may lead to potential payouts. Even if no prenuptial agreement is involved, cyber-attacks can lead to unsettling results in family court.
Because of this, it is helpful to have an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with the technological trappings that can befall a divorcee. If you have questions about different forms of technological attacks and games that are played, contact a lawyer.
The preceding is not considered legal advice