By Jonathan Fields, Esq.
You want to find out where your spouse is going when you are not with them. Are they cheating? Why not put a GPS tracker on the car?
Private investigators, even the best ones, will tell you that you can put a GPS tracker on a car that you own. So, if your spouse is driving a car that you own, jointly or individually, they will say that this is fine.
And it’s not just the car. There are even GPS trackers small enough to place in someone’s bag or clothing.
However, placing a GPS tracker on a spouse’s car (or somewhere else) could be considered stalking. In Massachusetts, three or more instances of following another could be considered stalking. G.L. c. 265 s.43. Stalking is criminal — and people can go to jail for it.
Bottom line: Don’t use a GPS tracker. The risks are not worth it.
NOTE FROM FIELDS AND DENNIS — THIS IS PART OF A SERIES ON CYBER ISSUES AND DIVORCE. FOR MORE SEE HERE.