Written By: Lenorae C. Atter, Attorney
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
Using emails in your divorce or paternity case can be challenging. As a family law attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, I often have clients come in with emails that they want me to introduce to the court. However, simply because it exists does not mean that the email can be provided to the court to establish your case. Divorce and paternity cases often lead to the parties communicating through email so the emails often have information that is emotionally charged for both parties.
To use the emails, the court has to be able to verify that the emails are authentic to the parties and having that established takes understanding for rules of evidence. Authenticating an email may be through instant reply, nicknames, information unique to the parties, etc.
If you are going through a divorce or paternity case and have email communication that may be beneficial to your case, you should speak with a family law attorney.