Affairs, Adultery & Spying FAQs Texting & Emailing

Can I log on to my spouse’s email to find evidence?

Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

It may be tempting to use your spouse’s emails against them, but it is not advisable. This is especially important if you and your spouse are going through legal action such as a separation or divorce. Your spouse may have communications with their lawyer through email, and to read them would be to violate solicitor-client privilege. The court does not look kindly on those who violate their spouse’s privacy in order to further their own claims in litigation, and may even order costs against you for misconduct.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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