Articles Tagged with privacy law

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Y Michael Yin, JD

In civil cases, defendants sometimes go to great lengths to avoid being served. The reasons they do this can come down to anything, including just making it difficult for you. Service according to our rules of civil procedure begins with the sheriff or by mailing it USPS certified mail. When those methods are unsuccessful because your ex is avoiding service, we here at Woodruff often get a private investigator to track them down and personally serve them.

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As family law attorneys, we are regularly asked by clients if they can record their spouse. In fact, in some cases, they are asking if we want a copy of the recording that they have already made. Yes, these recordings can possibly prove something was said or not said; there is the ability to corroborate as well. But admissibility of recordings is complex and a wholly separate area of law. Today, we discuss whether certain recordings are even legal and, depending on the answer to that question, whether your attorney can even listen to or view the recording. Continue reading →