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More evidence from smart phones being used in divorce
A recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has found that 92% of the nation’s divorce lawyers have seen an increase in the number of cases using evidence taken from iPhones, Droids, and other smart phones during the past three years. Around 94% of respondents also cited an overall rise in the use of text messages as evidence during the same time period.
“As smart phones and text messaging become main sources of communication during the course of each day, there will inevitably be more and more evidence that an estranged spouse can collect,” said Ken Altshuler, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “Text messages can be particularly powerful forms of evidence during a divorce case, because they are written records of someone’s thoughts, actions and intentions.”
The most common forms of evidence taken from smart phones were text messages at 62%, e-mails at 23%, phone numbers and call histories at 13%, with GPS and Internet search histories each sharing 1%.
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