Can Divorce Lawyers Benefit From Ashley Madison Leaks?
Hackers have released nearly 10GB of stolen data from cheating site Ashley Madison, but can that information be used in potential divorce cases?By Christian Bryant | August 18, 2015
Tuesday, hackers identified as "Impact Team" released the private information of nearly 40 million users of cheating-site Ashley Madison. Now, if you're like us, you might think divorce lawyers are about to have a field day with this leak.
"If there are laws in the state about committing adultery and that being a basis for divorce, I would imagine this would fall right into this caveat," divorce attorney Michael Beyda told CNN.
But there are some caveats there. CNN's guest explained the U.S. has no-fault divorces and fault divorces, and information from the leak is only useful for the latter — and only if the accusing party could prove their spouse cheated.