A large number of divorces require some type of asset division and swapping of properties and investments, but sometimes the judge can determine that more action needs to be taken following the split.
Forbes reported that one instance led to the attorneys of a former couple having to exchange “their client’s Facebook and dating website passwords” to help with the divorce proceedings.
According to the news outlet, the request from the judge led to skepticism from the husband and his divorce attorney, as the content on these sites seemed too personal to release for the individual.
“I see the information people can get from computers, in lawsuits and through hacking,” the divorce lawyer for the husband told Forbes. “They scare the hell out of me.”
However, the husband noted that he had seen a few incriminating things from his ex-wife on their computer while they were married, and this could help his case in the coming months.
This development came months after a St. Petersburg attorney said that she saw increasing use of social media site evidence in cases, according to WTSP 10 News.