Emails and text messages have helped “do in” more marriages, as far as evidence goes, than any Private Investigator could hope to.
What you think is deleted is NOT. There are recovery programs and computer gurus that, for a fee, can recover that which you think is gone.
Shared emails and shared cell phone plans allow the other person the same access you have. It’s not hacking if it’s a “joint account,” nor is it hacking if you gave them the password, even if it were years ago. It’s not criminal under these circumstances.
Key-stroking software and spyware abound. A program on the computer or your smartphone can send every button typed or your current location.
This is not so much a warning on how to cheat, but rather a warning of knowing your surroundings. Even innocent meetings may be used against you under the right (or wrong) circumstances. Also, communications that you think or intend to be private may well not be private.
Be smart. Be safe. Be secure.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney and warns clients to be careful on how they communicate.
You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.