Technology should make our life easier, but we do not know always thinking how they can be used against us. In today's lifestyle, we communicate with SMS messages, take e-mails, and even toll trips. And now, like telephone recordings, all of the above can be used as evidence in legal divorce.
Many states in the U.S., you can send text messages as evidence in court, but the news must be proven authentic. Most of these states have "no fault" divorce system, whichMarriage, spouses must not prove misconduct. Both spouses can petition to the marriage without any evidence of wrong actions, the union end end.
In other countries such as France, the divorce was generally a lengthy process. If the couple are not mutually agree to separation, then the burden of proof fell on the spouse. They had to prove the other committed adultery or other bad behaviors such as abuse.
Until 2004, French couples were forced to wait as long as6 years, were closed until the divorce proceedings. But now couples can wait up to 2 years or more before the divorce can be finalized. Registered in 2007 only half of all marriages ended in divorce in France because of lengthy procedures.
Recently, SMS messages were admissible as evidence in court for divorce cases. So that all the texts to a third party, such as a lover could be examined. The Supreme Court ruled in June that text messaging is allowed in these cases. This thenoverruled in 2007, a verdict which stated that the deployment was "phone exchange" an invasion of privacy. Text messages and emails have been allowed as evidence in murder and other criminal proceedings in France so far.
A major mobile phone server named in Orange France said it is possible to phone messages 10 days after they get deleted. But a court order is required before the company any information without the client version is in order.
E-mail will be used as evidence in courtProcedures. USA Today, that people-tracking programs on the computer than their own form of investigation, if they can install their spouses from foul play suspected. People want to be cautious and ere on the safe side and there is nothing like this should be private.
Electronic toll collection systems devices are other forms of evidence used in divorce proceedings. These devices are mounted in a vehicle windshield and the driver takes a toll is the money deducted from a pre-paid account.
TheSpouse may remain in question must be determined by a fee. So if they can send false information on their site, it will be easily recognized thanks to modern technology. According to MSNBC, was awarded the State of Illinois for more than 30 summonses in the first half of 2009 for civil matters only and that includes a divorce.
Some Member States provide information for criminal and divorce proceedings if a court order to require this information.
So in the end it may be best use toDiscretion, when communicating via SMS and e-mails. With today's technology there is always someone watching, and the evidence against you could in many cases such as divorce to be used.