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Q: can i press charges for hacking email and sharing data

my ex wife hacked my email took medical paper off and sent it to the ex im in custody battle with she in turn entered into evidence through a motion and no i didnt file for strict compliance.

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Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters
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A: As a family law attorney, I can only address how this issue could be addressed in Family Court. You would need to discuss whether criminal charges are appropriate with a law enforcement officer. In Family Court, you can certainly complain about the method in which she obtained this information in support of your other arguments as to her parenting skills or character. I have found that sometimes if a Judge has misgivings about a person's character or actions, that can find its way into all decisions made by that Judge. A Judge could even sanction her for unreasonable conduct.

HOWEVER, I will say that is very common in Family Court to be able to compel a HIPAA release and gain medical information even over your objection. This is granted under the theory that is in the children's best interests for the judge to know anything and everything about either parent's physical, mental and emotional well-being. I'm not sure that a family court judge would keep this relevant information out. If you can argue that this information IS NOT relevant, then you can file a motion to preclude her from introducing such. I would need to know more to give you better advice on that subject.

Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options. This is obviously a very important matter, and may not want to continue alone.

One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via email. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail.

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