24 Oct Tracking Technology and Divorce in California
The way we react to divorce is odd. On one hand, we can’t wait to get as far away from our partner and all of their drama as soon as possible. On the other hand, we also want to know everything they are doing every single day and we can’t help hoping that they do something that will result in the divorce proceedings going in our favor.
For many people, the urge to know what their soon-to-be ex is up to and to figure out how to use the information against their ex is just too strong a temptation to resist. The compulsion, combined with the increased availability of GPS tracking technology has led many people to wonder if they can legally use tracking technology on their ex while getting divorced in California. This is especially true if you believe that your ex is doing something that would violate a prenuptial agreement.
While it’s easy to understand the urge to use GPS tracking devices and technology to monitor your soon-to-be ex’s movements, most California divorce attorneys strongly recommend this action. The problem is that it can lead to violation of privacy accusations and even stalking charges. It’s one of those things that might seem like a good idea at one point but which ultimately have the exact opposite effect of what you wanted.
If you still think that you should start tracking your estranged spouse and that you’ll be able to do so in a manner that they’ll never figure out, you should consider that if you are caught, one of the charges your ex could file against you would result in a misdemeanor charge going on your permanent record and you being sentenced to spend 6-12 months in a California jail.