Parties going through a divorce in Massachusetts (sometimes including their attorneys) often do not expect that the Evidence Code may be applicable to family law in much the same way it is used in Civil or Criminal Law. In practice, it usually is.
Jay Davis believes that having strong evidence will help you achieve your goals most effectively in your divorce case. Jay has intricate knowledge and understanding of the rules of evidence, and he will use them to your maximum legal advantage during your divorce proceeding or another family law action.
Legally permissible evidence comes in different forms, such as documentation, electronic data, and testimonies. Jay and his team will work hard to help you collect as much relevant evidence as possible. Call us at 617-221-3548 to schedule an appointment where we will explain to you what pieces of evidence might help you prevail in your divorce case.
Using Evidence Strategically to Bolster Your Divorce Case
Solid evidence may be essential to establish a variety of issues ranging from your spouse’s substance abuse problems to hidden assets. You cannot afford to be unprepared in these matters during a divorce proceeding. Jay Davis knows from experience that divorce cases often require meticulous preparation to interview witnesses, collect sensitive text messages and emails, and subpoena crucial records.
Jay and his team will obtain and use hard evidence in a strategic manner, and pay close attention to the minutest of details to ensure that you have a strong legal position in critical matters such as spousal support, child custody, and property division. If you are seeking legal representation from a highly proactive and focused divorce attorney in MA, call Jay’s office now at 617-221-3548.
Vital Pieces of Evidence that could Impact Your Divorce Case
Cell Phone Text Messages and Emails
Text messages or emails may contain evidence of abusive or threatening messages or even records related to hidden assets or other criminal wrongdoings. Depending on the circumstances and how your lawyer obtained the evidence, it may incriminate the other party to help you obtain your rightful share of marital assets or win a custody battle.
Social Media Posts
One of the common mistakes many people make prior to or during a divorce proceeding is to post messages, status updates, images, and videos on social media networks that could later be used against them as evidence in the divorce court. Jay Davis understands how legal social media evidence can impact a divorce settlement, and will make the best possible use of electronic discovery where it may help to recover vital information via social media to support your case.
Electronic Geo-Location Records
Any electronic evidence that reveals the date, time, and location of the other party could be used in your favor when your case involves marital waste (dissipation of marital assets) where the evidence shows regular, secret visits of your spouse to a local casino, or another expensive entertainment venue.
Scrutiny of Credit Reports, Loan and Rental Applications
Tracking of credit reports may sometimes bring out suspicious trails such as some inquiries into the report made by unknown companies. This could help a forensic accountant discover questionable spending patterns, eventually leading to hidden assets. Statements made in loan or rental applications may also reveal anomalies in income and assets. Where necessary, Jay Davis will work with the best forensic and investigative accountants in the business if your divorce involves high financial stakes.
When is Electronic Evidence not Permitted in a Divorce Hearing?
Certain state and federal privacy laws could prevent some of the electronic messages from being presented as evidence during a divorce proceeding in MA. Unlawful interception of electronic communication is usually prohibited.
Jay Davis has the knowledge and resources to ensure that any incriminating piece of evidence is obtained with proper authorization to strengthen your case. Where necessary, he may obtain access to such private electronic evidence through a subpoena.
Contact the Office of Jay Davis Now for Legal Advice for Your MA Divorce
Divorce proceedings can be stressful and challenging, particularly when the divorce involves complex child custody or alimony issues, and substantial marital assets and debts that must be divided between the two parties. Having Jay Davis on your side could be your best bet in your divorce or another family law matter in Massachusetts.
Jay and his legal team are committed to helping you resolve your case in the fastest and the best possible manner. Call us at 617-221-3548 to schedule a no-obligations consultation with Davis Law Group today.
James H. (Jay) Davis III
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