Friday, May 18, 2007

Breaking the Law in a Divorce

When people are in the middle of a divorce, especially when there is a fierce custody battle, normally sane and rational people are sometimes driven to do very irrational things. Fears about extramarital affairs or poor child rearing may lead to one party’s need to prove these facts and some people will do anything to supply the Court with any such evidence which may help them in the litigation. While these facts may be relevant in your divorce, it is shortsighted to use any means possible to determine whether your suspicions have merit. No matter what, it is important to follow the letter of the law and not do anything which has potential criminal consequences. For example, it is illegal to record a person without that person’s express permission. If you are caught violating the state’s eavesdropping laws here in Florida, you could end up in jail. When in the midst of a contentious divorce, it is important to remain rational because there is nothing that is solved if you break the law or act in a way that will be frowned upon the Court. The best course of action is to work within the confines of the law and have faith that the truth will come out and that justice will prevail.

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