Gathering electronic evidence highly valuable in a family law case. It can also get you in a lot of trouble if not done properly and lawfully.
Accessing emails, using hidden cameras, recording devices, GPS, keystroke loggers and other such acts is illegal in many cases and may also result in you being sued.
This can also ruin your case because evidence that is obtained illegally will likely be inadmissible in court. Beyond that, evidence that IS lawfully obtained based on information that is unlawfully obtained may also be excluded.
Your lawyer is also ethically prohibited from reviewing illegally obtained evidence or using information from that evidence to ask questions that otherwise would be fair game.
The best strategy is to know what you can and cannot do before doing it.