By Jonathan Fields, Esq.
Most couples, according to a recent Pew study, share at least one online account password, and more than a quarter of couples, according to the same study, have shared their email password. This sort of sharing works well when there’s trust on both sides and in the context of a functioning marriage. But what happens when you are going through a divorce?
Go through every online account you have and change your passwords. Make sure you’re doing this on a gadget that’s yours and yours alone. (If you have concerns that your spouse may have put spying software on your gadget, then address those concerns first. You might research on the internet programs that can detect spyware or, to be safe, consult with a professional who knows this area.)
Also: change the passcode on your phone!
NOTE FROM FIELDS AND DENNIS — THIS IS PART OF A SERIES ON CYBER ISSUES AND DIVORCE. FOR MORE SEE HERE.