Maura Boogay Explains Implications Of Ashley Madison Hack

Philly Voice 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.”

Cordell & Cordell Philadelphia Litigation Manager Maura Boogay

Cordell & Cordell Philadelphia Litigation Manager Maura Boogay

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.

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