Now that 32 million people have had their cheating ways made public due to the Ashley Madison hack, it's safe to assume some marriages are going to be ending. So, we reached out to divorce attorney Joseph E. Cordell of Cordell & Cordell to find out what he thinks about the leak, and what role it'll play in all of those inevitable divorces.
Have there been more calls coming in since the leak?
Cordell -- who's previously had clients who were caught on Ashley Madison -- has gotten a considerable amount of calls since the user data was leaked. "Mainly from men asking what impact the evidence would have on them in a divorce, and whether the evidence is admissible in court."
Is the evidence admissible?
"It varies from state to state, but for the most part, it's likely to be admissible, since the party offering the evidence -- their wives -- would have what's called 'clean hands,' meaning that they would not have engaged in any elicit or improper behavior -- instead, that was the action of the third party. There are a few states that probably would exclude [the evidence], but the majority of sates will permit it. The question becomes, what is its relevance?"