Electronic Evidence in Michigan Divorce Litigation

Electronic evidence is being used more widely in Michigan divorce litigation. E-mail is the most prevalent form of electronic evidence being used, but text messages and GPS tracking are other forms that litigants are finding informative.

I have seen especially in Michigan divorce litigation, that there has been a distinct increase in requests for seizure of computer equipment for analysis by forensic computer experts. Forensic computer experts are able to locate information on a hard drive that was previously deleted. The delete key is actually a fallacy — deleting information from a computer may delete it from normal view, but the information remains on the hard drive until that particular closet of memory has been written over by new information. For example, I have used this type of evidence to identify hidden assets in a property division.

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