Using Computer Data to Prove Infidelity in Divorce Case

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Using Computer Data to Prove Infidelity in Divorce Case

heartphoneIt is an unfortunate truth that many marriages end because of infidelity. It is nothing new, of course, but cheating is a devastating and heartbreaking end to a relationship. You, having been cheated on, likely feel betrayed, hurt, shocked and lost. However, there is a need for you to be proactive, as well.

If you have any hope of proving your spouse’s infidelity, your greatest shot is probably gathering evidence and data from your spouse’s phone, computer and other devices. You may not know of anything specifically, but there could easily be a lot of very valuable information stored in your spouse’s smart phone. Our services make it possible for you to get the proof that you need, so that you can get on with your life. Let us walk you through the ESI process and help you to get the justice that you deserve.

What is ESI?

ESI stands for “electronically stored information” and refers to all of the info stored on your phone, in your email box and posted on your social media page. All of it. And every bit of it can be used as evidence in a court case. There is a whole new field of investigation called digital forensics and it is used in today’s courtrooms regularly. Think of the reckless driver whose phone records are seized only to find that they’d been texting right before a terrible accident. In the same way, this type of evidence can be used to support a person’s claims in a divorce case.

How the ESI Process Works

The process to collect and preserve the data is a bit complex. It is, after all, a pretty big deal to say that you want access to someone else’s personal records. Therefore, there is a very strict three step process which must be followed:

  1. The information is preserved and lawfully obtained. Of course, you need a court order.
  2. Forensic software and trained technicians collect the data and are sure to maintain its integrity so that it will hold up in court.
  3. The forensics expert writes his findings in a well-constructed report and it is decided whether the evidence is admissible in court.

If this is something that you wish to pursue, be sure that it is handled properly. If you do not go through the proper channels and get advice from experts you may end up unable to use evidence that could have greatly helped your case.

Case Study

In one of our cases, a wife was suspicious about her husband’s behavior and thought he was having an affair. Our associates asked the woman to bring the family computer in for examination. After doing so, the associates showed that there was a pattern of porn and dating websites being viewed over the past several months on that computer. This information was deleted from the internet browser’s history and hidden as he was using a private browsing mode, however our associates were still able to uncover it. In doing so, the client requested to have the husband investigated using surveillance and documentation. They did so, and found the husband meeting several women from the dating sites they had found history of. The adultery was proven so the wife was able to file a solid legal claim.

You may feel overwhelmed and nervous about the process of your divorce. You are emotionally charged, dealing with debts and working out arrangements for everything from splitting up household items, to setting up child custody schedules. That is why you need help. Our experts can walk you through the ESI process to make sure that you go through the proper steps and channels. This service includes free shipping of a mobile device to our state of the art digital forensics lab in Maryland, so that you can feel confident that everything is being handled with the utmost care and attention.