PHOENIX — Divorce attorneys no longer need to hire private investigators to get the dirt on spouses who may be cheating.
Divorce attorneys no longer need to hire private investigators to get the dirt on spouses who may be cheating.
All they need now is a computer.
Liz Steele, of Mesa, is going through a divorce and she has no problem with her attorney looking up everything he can on her husband.
“I have nothing against lawyers digging and doing their job,” said Steele. “The more information, the better.”
Much of what Valley attorney Craig Simon needs can be found online, in places like Facebook and MySpace.
Simon is among a growing number of divorce attorneys turning to social networking sites to catch cheaters.
“It pops up and there are pictures of the new girlfriend,” said Simon. “They’re kissing and hugging. They’re on a beach by themselves.”
According to Simon, the sites are also helpful determining whether a spouse is going on a wild spending spree, buying expensive items when the spouse claims to have no money.
“All of a sudden there are pictures showing how they bought their new friend jewelry or they are boasting about a new car,” said Simon.
Simon is still surprised by what he uncovers online, but said it sure makes his job a lot easier.
“It happens more often than you can believe,” said Simon. “It’s amazing how brazen people get.”]]>