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Help! My Spouse is Spying on Me! What Should I Do?

Posted on January 11, 2022

If you sense that your spouse is spying on you, your intuition may be right. Sadly, spousal spying happens and can compromise the private details of your life.

Why Do Spouses Spy?

Spouses who spy often do so because they suspect that you are committing misdeeds and they are seeking evidence to corroborate their suspicions. Often, they are searching for proof of an affair, excessive drinking, drug use, or theft. In addition, some spouses may spy because they are narcissists or excessively controlling.

Your spouse may be using legal or illegal means to spy on you. If they are using legal means, such as having a private investigator follow you, their findings may be admissible in court during divorce procedures. If they are using illegal means to spy on you, such as installing spyware on your phone or snooping in your computer, any evidence they find cannot be used against you in court. If your spouse is spying on you, using either legal or illegal means, your first step should be to contact an experienced family law attorney, like Troy Legal, to advise you of your options. Depending on the situation, you may be able to press both civil and criminal charges against your spouse for illegally spying on you.

How To Minimize Spousal Spying

After contacting an attorney, some additional steps to take are:

  • Keep any private documents under lock and key. Ideally, store them out of the house, such as in a private safe deposit box.
  • Hire a professional to check your car for a GPS tracking device. Also, have a professional check your phone and computer for spyware.
  • Change the passwords for all your devices, including your phone, apps, computer, and websites. Use a password that will be hard for your spouse to guess. Avoid using names of friends and family, pets, birthdays, anniversaries, alma maters, or other types of information that your spouse may guess.
  • If you think you are being followed by a private investigator, hire a private investigator to follow you so they can determine if you are being followed. A private investigator can also check your home for hidden cameras or other recording devices.

It’s never acceptable for a spouse to spy on you. If you suspect you are the victim of a spying spouse, contact Troy Legal right away. Our compassionate attorneys will advise you of your rights, help you file for a protection order, if needed, and exhaust all legal means to end their spying.

Troy Legal, P.A. was founded in 2009 and serves clients throughout South Florida. Troy Legal, P.A., specializes in Marital and Family Law, providing reputable legal services for prenuptial and co-habitation agreements, paternity cases, adoption matters, alimony and child support, time sharing and parenting plans, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (qdros), mediation services, equitable distributions, collaborative law, post-judgement modification and enforcement, domestic violence cases, and dissolution of marriage or divorce.  Troy Legal, PA. .is dedicated to serving clients through compassionate and aggressive representation, while upholding the highest degree of ethical standards.

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