Toms River, NJ asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: Can a spouse look at her husbands email without his permission?

My husband told me he met someone on line and gave away thousands of dollars to her. He refused to tell me anything else about this. I had his email password prior to this because I sometimes utilized his computer and watched him put his password in. I went into his email in order to protect my financial accounts to insure he hadn't used any money from my accounts. He told me that he sent her a copy of his drivers license,Social security card and 1040. I did not delete or alter any of the emails or answer them.I'm now going through a divorce and want to know if I can utilized the emails that I took pictures of on his computer/email.

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Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your question should be put to your attorney. Although your question is straightforward, the answer may not be depending upon unknown facts or information. If you have not yet retained legal counsel, you should do so as soon as possible.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. We would need more information about the facts of your case in order to provide you with guidance on this issue. Ask your attorney about it. If you are not working with an attorney it would be a good idea consider doing so.

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