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Computer Forensic Investigation: How It Can Help With Your Divorce Case

Computer forensic investigation is to gather electronically stored information in a scientific practice method and put it in a format useful to a divorce case. Computer forensic analysis is often useful in matters that, on the surface, seem unrelated to computers. In some cases, personal information may have been stored on a computer. Computer forensic investigator can help pinpoint the exact information that is sought, often finding or reconstructing data thought to be intentionally or accidentally deleted or destroyed.

Spousal disputes, particularly divorce situations, frequently involve allegations of misappropriation of funds. Spouses generally understand the basics of the family finances, but it is often the husband who assumes the role as the head of the family financial affairs. It is not uncommon in the divorce process that investments, bank and brokerage accounts and other assets are “discovered” that were unknown to a participant. Spouses may also disagree about their shared lifestyle which is relevant when your divorce attorney needs to determine alimony. When you file for divorce, your lawyer may also request that you hire a forensic accountant to prepare your case and ensure that your divorce is based upon full disclosure of assets, liabilities and income.

Computer forensic investigators can identify the truth by examining the computer's hard drive and see what websites; e-mails, chat logs and other pieces of useful information are available to help you. The investigator use tools to extract deleted information in a computer hardrive, as well as any other types of electronic digital devices, such as: laptop, cell phone, ipod, fax machine, etc. They can draw on an array of methods for discovering information that resides in a computer system or recovering deleted or hidden files, restore formatted encrypted or damaged file information. Once the information is collected and you have had time to go over the data, you will then have the evidence you need to either believe that your relationship is still solid and there isn't any lying and cheating occurring.

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