Hi everyone, I'm in the process of a property settlement with my ex husband. My last affidavit contained a number of emails sent between him and his family which I accidentally came into possession of. He has just served me a response which states that I came into possession of the emails illegally and they should not be admitted. He isn't represented by a lawyer so this will just be his opinion. I've tried looking online for info but haven't come across anything relevant to family law, just criminal law. So here is a brief rundown of how I got hold of these emails: I moved out of my ex's house when we separated, but I stayed on the lease as I was entitled to half the bond when the lease ran out. I held onto the keys until I had managed to move out all my belongings, and tried to come to agreement with him over what I would take. One of the things I wanted was copies of the baby photos. We owned 3 hard drives and one of them was used exclusively by me and had copies of all the photos on it. I wanted to take that one and leave him the other two. My ex emailed me saying that he now used that hard drive and had important stuff on it so I couldn't have it, and that he would only give me copies if I gave him back the laptop, and it was all getting a bit petty. When I finally entered the house to take my belongings I took the hard drive. Honestly, I didn't believe what he said about having 'important stuff' on it. We had two others which he always used for himself and I only took the one I had always used myself. When I looked on it I found a load of pornography saved in the same folder as the baby photos. I was annoyed and so went through the entire thing and deleted it all. That was when I found all these emails he had saved onto it, for some reason. The emails were between him and his family discussing the best way to offload assets and keep as much money as possible out of the asset pool for our settlement. They talked about how legally strong some loan documents might be that they had drawn up, and those loan documents are now his basis for taking $150k out of our asset pool. So my question is, is there any reason that me submitting this evidence can be illegal?