My question is whether bringing these emails into court is legal? Since these were her personal emails that were open on a computer that was used both as a business computer and a personal computer at home, are they considered out of bounds? In other words, am I opening myself up to some sort of sanctions if I introduce them in court?
"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid
WH says marriage is over: May 15, 2009.
EA#2 July 20, 2009. Legally sep: Aug 16, 2009. DIVORCED!!!! Signed Nov 23, final Dec 24, 2010, adultery listed.
However. You cannot unknow what you now know. This information has given you a thread that you can pull, hasn't it? It's given you a different frame of reference on the issue and may allow your L to frame interrogatory questions or discovery requests in a way that will pull the information right out of the horse's mouth, kwim?
In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.
A second issue is if this tidbit really is useful. Do you have a lawyer? If so, your attorney will be able to sift through it.
The judge might exclude the email and then use it in his/her mind when ruling on the real issue that concerns you. The only down side for taking this tact would be if it is not particularly helpful on the issue and the judge thinks poorly of you (thinks you invaded privacy or something).
[This message edited by crisp at 8:00 PM, August 8th (Friday)]