The divorce process makes people do a number of less than respectable things to one another, which often include spying. In some situations, both spouses realize that a marriage is broken and that it is time to move on. Other times, however, one spouse is unaware that the other spouse wants to end the marriage.

In some cases, spouses end up resorting to spying to learn more about the factors that led up to their divorce. Deciding to spy on a former spouse, however, is not a decision to be made lightly and turns out to be a good idea in only a limited number of circumstances.

Why Spy?

One of the important questions to ask before deciding to spy on your spouse is whether it is worth it. Many clients will ask if they should attempt to obtain private information about their spouse for a case, but in reality this only helps a person’s case in a few specific ways.

In the state of Georgia, proving infidelity can mean that a cheating spouse may be barred from collecting alimony. There is also the potential that infidelity can influence the division of property. Adultery, however, does not impact custody decisions in a Georgia divorce unless the infidelity exposed children to inappropriate things.

For many people, spying on a spouse results in evidence that can only be used in a limited number of ways. If investigative work is necessary, an experienced family attorney can often do a much better job.

Why Not to Spy

Spying not only costs time and money, but in many cases, it also places a serious emotional strain on a person. By continuing to upset yourself about your divorce, you will never be able to truly move on.

Instead, it is a better idea to look toward the future and starting your life anew.

Get Professional Help

If a client is seeking to learn additional details about a former spouse’s life to help a case, it is important to understand the motivations behind this desire. In many cases, a decision to spy is motivated primarily by the emotional pain a person is experiencing.

If this is the case, it is often better for the client to work with a therapist to move past any negative emotions that he or she is experiencing and to focus on the future.

The Risk of Criminal Charges

Clients can find themselves facing a number of criminal penalties for violating privacy laws. Courts tend to look harshly on acts like hacking a spouse’s email, following the spouse without his or her knowledge, or distributing private details about the spouse in public.

Speaking with an experienced family law attorney is a much better idea. In many cases, a knowledgeable divorce attorney can help you create better strategies to deal with a spouse’s secretive nature and obtain the best possible results in your divorce.

Speak with an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today

The attorneys at Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. have substantial experience helping people navigate the divorce process including tackling issues of alimony, child support, visitation rights, and property distribution.

If you have questions about how spying or anything else will influence the outcome of your divorce, you should not hesitate to contact our law office today to schedule a case evaluation.