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Should I? 7 months 2 weeks ago #96548

I have my next directions hearing and face to face Cafcass meeting coming up in the next few weeks so I'm starting to prep for my case.

During some time on my PC I decided to use another browser to check my son's emails (this is extremely rare that I switch from Chrome) as he's got ASD and signs up to loads of things unaware of risks. As I went on to the providers website it automatically signed in, (Let me state now NO password was requested) I noticed it was my wife's account not my sons.
At this point curiosity got the best of me and I had a look around.

I have found 2 emails that would carry huge weight for me in court, one proving she's lied to court and another suitable for Cafcass.

My question is a simple one....do I use them to my benefit knowing i'm breaking data protection to help my case and if so how will the court look upon this?

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Should I? 7 months 2 weeks ago #96558

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It’s a tough one, i don’t know enough about this and I don’t feel comfortable advising you about it ... even if you did come across them inadvertently, that story might not be believed.

Might it be better to discuss it with her directly? If she’s aware you have this information, might she decide to play ball?

Perhaps you could explain your dilemma to CAFCASS, without telling them the details of what you’ve found, just that they’re sensitive to your case and ask them what they think you should do with the information, whether they would be happy to receive it, or if it’s better not to reveal it.

As I said, I don’t know enough about it to give you any definitive advice.

All the best

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DadTalk Moderator... I'm not legally trained and my responses are my own views based on my experiences of the family court. I have plenty of common sense and can offer you emotional support and guide you to answers.

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Should I? 7 months 2 weeks ago #96567

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I would ask Citizens Advice Bureau or a have a quick consultation with a solicitor before using this - if it's classed as illegal, then you could find yourself in a lot of trouble which won't help your case at all.

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Should I? 7 months 2 weeks ago #96642

Hi There,

I agree that you should take some legal advice, It is a tough one, and unsure of the legal standing, I would imagine it could be classed as an invasion of privacy, you didn't have to enter a password as it was saved, but you looked through once you realised it was your ex's account, now we probably all would have done the same thing in your shoes, but whether it would be allowed is the question that you need a strong legal opinion on.

GTTS

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