Gwen Stefani’s Divorce, iCloud and cheating
News broke late last week that Gwen Stefani discovered husband Gavin Rossdale was cheating as a result of an “iCloud sync.” The incident has become all too common: one person’s cell phone syncs with a family computer or iPad, leading the other to discover explicit communications with someone else. Here at BAM, we are starting to see several divorce cases per month that involved one partner reviewing another’s messages as a result of a iCloud sync, whether automatic or deliberate.
The problem becomes even more complicated when the parties file for divorce and one person begins reading another’s privileged emails to his/her attorney. Don’t go crazy with the delete button just yet though: once litigation is reasonably anticipated, deleting potential evidence (called “despoliation of evidence”) is prohibited and may result in serious sanctions from a court, both monetary and otherwise. All in all, the technology we have grown to love may play a major part in in a divorce. If you are concerned about how to protect yourself, your family, and your assets, give us a call here at BAM.
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