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Is it leagal to break into a personal computer. I left my

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Is it leagal to break into a personal computer. I left my personal computer in Arizona when I left my husband. He had someone from the cmputer club come in and break into it.

BizAttorney :

Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. Did you purchase the computer when you were married?

Customer:

yes

BizAttorney :

I see, then it is community property and is "half" his. That would mean that he can't break into something that is already his and would be legal.

BizAttorney :

Legally it is just as much his property as it is yours.

BizAttorney :

Now, with regards XXXXX XXXXX information he obtained from the computer, if any, that may not all be admissible in the divorce.

Customer:

But he has never used a computer and had someone else break into it

BizAttorney :

That won't matter in the eyes of the law. It will still be his and your computer.

BizAttorney :

I'm sorry I didn't have better news for you, but the law is the law.

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Did you have any other questions tonight?

BizAttorney :

I see you are trying to leave so I guess you don't have any other questions.

BizAttorney :

Have a great night and please come back if you have any other questions for us.

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Take care and please leave feedback before you go.

Customer:

no I just think is unfair that he could do this and get all my pictures and documents that he had nothing to do with.

BizAttorney :

I agree, it is bad. Is he trying to use those against you?

BizAttorney :

I see that you are having a problem with the chat function. I'll switch the format so that it may work better for you.

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