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Individuals involved in a contentious divorce may engage in snooping for a number of reasons. The most common reason people engage in snooping is to catch a spouse cheating in order to gather evidence of wrongdoing against the other spouse. Regardless of the reason, everyone is entitled to privacy. If you are in the process of getting a divorce or are in the middle of a child custody battle, please review the tips provided below.

Evidence Affects Your Case

Protect yourself from being portrayed in a negative manner! If you know that a spouse may be spying on you in order to gather incriminating evidence, it is important to refrain from engaging in any wrongdoing. Any evidence of wrongdoing can jeopardize spousal support and maintenance, the division of property, or child custody and support.

A spouse may seek to find evidence of large expenses, hidden cash, secret relationships, drinking, drug use, partying, criminal activity, or even an off the books job in order to leverage this information to benefit their outcome in the divorce or child custody case. A spouse may go as far as hiring a private investigator to gather information by taking pictures or examining documents that your spouse recovered from your personal items. Any of this information may be misrepresented, which can harm the outcome of your divorce or child custody case.

Protect Yourself

Take the necessary steps to protect yourself from a spying spouse! Make sure that all of your personal documents are stored in a place that your spouse does not have access. Take the necessary steps to ensure that all computers or other electronic devices are password protected and that he or she will not be able to guess it. In addition, it may be beneficial to refrain from using social media, because any post or picture may be used against you in the divorce proceeding.

If you have any suspicion that your spouse may be spying in order to gather information or evidence to support their case, immediately speak with an experienced New York divorce lawyer.  The Long Island divorce lawyers at Larry McCord & Associates, LLC have experience representing individuals in all aspects of matrimonial and family law litigation. For more information about our divorce and family law legal services or to schedule a consultation, call our Babylon divorce lawyers at (631) 643-3084 or fill out our contact form.

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