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4 ways technology can hurt your divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2023 | Divorce |

Technology is a useful invention that has made the communication of thoughts and ideas more accessible. Today, people can talk to just about anyone across the globe. However, technology may not be the greatest invention during a divorce. 

How might technology hurt your divorce? Here’s what you should know:

1. Joining a dating site

Many people are tempted to join dating sites during their divorce. They may do this to find some comfort. However, starting a relationship during a divorce may lead to an adultery accusation. Adultery may be grounds for a legal battle and may play a role in how assets are divided, alimony and child custody.

2. Sharing information online

Many people share their daily lives online. People may post pictures of their pets or vacations to their family and friends online. However, certain information shared online could be used during a divorce. For example, pictures may be used in a divorce to show possible illegal activities that could take away a parent’s child custody rights.

Some people may be tempted to use their social media accounts to vent about their divorce proceedings. These kinds of posts could be used to question a person’s mental health or accuse a spouse of trying to influence divorce-related decisions.

3. Sharing your passwords

Many couples share passwords to streaming services and bank accounts. People often use similar passwords for their bank accounts. A spouse who is aware of this may try to access bank accounts to take assets or to make inappropriate comments online. 

4. Making comments on your spouse’s posts

Some people are tempted to make comments on their spouses’ posts or private message them during a divorce. Many of these comments may appear to be aggressive and could be used to show that a spouse is unwilling to cooperate during a divorce.

It can help to understand what actions can create difficulties during a divorce. You may need to reach out for legal help to learn practices that can help make your divorce easier.