Smart Phones Becoming Critical Sources of Evidence


In recent years, people all over the world have begun to depend on their smart phones for just about every aspect of their lives.  These include handling finances, handling communications and handling calendars.  According to a recent survey of divorce lawyers from around the United States, people pursuing a divorce are also depending on smart phones with increasing regularity as sources of evidence when divorces are litigated.

Specifically, a survey was done with members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, or the AAML.  This survey asked several questions regarding trends that they were noticing with their divorce clients, and when it came to smart phones, their answers were noteworthy.  The majority of divorce lawyers who responded to this survey stated that they had noticed a ‘sharp’ rise in the number of cases where evidence was drawn from cell phones.

In addition to the answer regarding the use of smart phones in general as a source of evidence, nearly two-thirds of respondents said that the primary reason that smart phones were used was to trace back text messages that were sent and received.  Email was the second-most cited reason to use these small computers for evidence, and call histories were the third most common reason that these devices became important parts of the divorce cases that they were handling.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, when a litigated divorce arises, the situation can quickly become nasty as emotions tend to dominate the thinking of the spouses involved.  There are no stones that will not be overturned in order to find evidence that can be used in such a case, and electronic footprints are real and can come back to haunt anyone who makes mistakes with this type of a device.

If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been helping husbands and fathers deal with issues regarding evidence for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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