By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Divorce lawyers rely on a lot of information about an opposing party to set forth a case in litigation or settlement. The truth is, it is very easy to ascertain the truth, with all the tools available to lawyers and private eyes, and all the vulnerability and exposure of the opposing party.
Private investigators start with the public records, where we can see all the real estate and vehicles/boats/planes an opposing spouse has. We can also see all the companies and corporations that spouse has an interest in. We can check out behavior (drug use, gambling, etc.) with criminal background checks, and employment records. All this in a matter of hours.
Insurance documents expose all the jewelry or artwork possessions of a spouse. Dating web sites show photos, facts, true or otherwise, dates and times. Cell phone text messages are very easy to get. Even photos on a computer and email letters to a paramour are easily ascertainable through forensics.
Want to know where a spouse is going at night? Put a lojack on the vehicle. Private investigators are busy gathering easily accessible information on your spouse without him or her even knowing about it.
Credit card statements indicate purchases and at what type of stores and or resorts/airlines. Online purchases come up also. Phone bills are relied upon in harassment cases or custody cases to see how often a particular number is called.
The point is that alot of information is easily available to anyone who goes looking for it. It is very difficult to cover one’s tracks in this age of technology and cyberspace.
For more information on this or other divorce topics, call for a consultation with one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.