Will emails hold up in court?


Dear Cat:

Greetings. Yes, e-mails are often used to prove adultery. Alimony is not based on whether or not someone cheats on their spouse. Instead, alimony is a financial calculation. Best of luck.

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

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My husband I have been married for almost 10 years. For the past year I thought something was wrong, so I looked in his email and found out I was right. I found many emails to his lover. We are going through a divorce, and I want to know if I can use those emails to prove he was unfaithful to me. Will the court allow emails as proof of infidelity? If not emails, what do I need to prove his affair. Also, will he have to pay me allimony if I can prove his affair? I know he will have to pay child support- but that is not enough.