Dear Allie:

Greetings. If you have a computer in the home and you found e-mails stored on the computer, they are legal and you can use them in court. It sounds like what you have is evidence.

Now, you will more than likely need an attorney for the alienation of affection claim, so you may want to ask them what other information you need specific to your situation. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


If someone finds emails on their spouses computer that prove evidence of alienation of affection… are they legal, its not like taping a phone call since that person set up the email accounts and the computer. Its just snooping but will it hold up??

Whats legal to use that someone can get without hiring an attorney. How specific does it have to be? If the person just says I loved waking up with you in the morning… and so forth… is that evidence?