Need To Prove Infidelity In A Divorce? 4 Tips To Help You Do It

27 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog


A common reason for wanting a divorce can be infidelity. If you feel like your spouse is cheating on you, it's important to not rush into asking for a divorce. You want to gather the necessary evidence to ensure that it is happening, as well as build a solid case for your divorce proceedings to get the settlement you deserve. These tips will help you do it.

Get A Text Message Log

Your spouse's phone may be secure with a password, but you still may be able to find out who they have been text messaging. If you are on a family plan, request detailed billing for your phone lines. It's possible that your phone service provider can give you a log of every text message, contact number, and time that a text message was sent and received. Once you know who the phone number is, you have an accurate log of every time your spouse has texted somebody else. Look for patterns to find out who they have been talking to.

Track Their Computer Activity

Sometimes getting into someone's email is as simple as logging into their account with a saved password and seeing what is in the sent message folder. Unfortunately, it may not be that easy. Even if your spouse has their entire email account on lockdown, it's possible that you can still find out what they are typing.

If you have a shared computer in your house, consider getting a keylogger for the computer. This device will log every single key that is typed on the computer, putting it in a log that you can view later. Even if your spouse is typing emails and then deleting them, if they actually do the typing on the computer, you can find out their side of the conversation.

Track Their Movement

The smart phone that you have today is equipped with highly sophisticated GPS tracking. You can use this to track where your spouse is going in their car when you don't know where they are. If you have an iPhone, it's as simple as hiding your phone in their car with the do-not-disturb mode turned on, which will turn off all alerts and vibrations that go off when it receives information. Then track your phone's location using the Find My iPhone feature from your computer at home. You can see exactly where your spouse is going, and see if their story matches up.

Hire A Private Investigator

If you are not tech savvy enough to do all of these things, it may be best to hire a private investigator. They can track your spouse, find out where they are, and even get photographic proof that can give you evidence of infidelity.

Once you have gathered all your evidence, meet with a divorce lawyer about getting the process started. They can use this evidence to help get you a settlement that you deserve because of your spouse's infidelity. For more information, contact professionals like The Law Offices of John G. McGill, Jr.