Ever since the Ashley Madison website was hacked and a list of marital cheaters was released, a number of Cordell & Cordell attorneys have weighed in on how the breach could play out in divorce cases.
On Tuesday, Cordell & Cordell Philadelphia Litigation Manager Maura Boogay explained to the Philly Voice that in Pennsylvania, the evidence from the hack likely wouldn’t be much of a factor during a divorce case.
“Some courts would let mention of it in, but it does not have much relevance,” Ms. Boogay said. “It just doesn’t get any consideration.”
However, there is one loophole where use of the website could affect divorce proceedings. If a cheating spouse’s use of the site caused the marital rift in the first place and that spouse is a lower earner, the affair could lessen the financial support they receive.
Ms. Boogay said the greatest risk for that loophole is in a separation rather than a divorce.