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Digital Divorce: Advice from a divorce attorney on cyber separation

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 13:50:40-04

You separate your finances when you split up from your spouse, but cutting your digital connection is just as important.

Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne talked with a divorce attorney, Jeff Hughes with Sterling Law Offices, about what you need to know.

Leave your cell carriers family plan or other shared accounts

“If you have a joint account in your family, like an apple ID for example and your spouse can see where you are going what you are doing and can maybe access your accounts, change that immediately,” said Hughes.

Change your passwords and pins

“Change all of your passwords as soon as you can especially on your cell phone that four digit code that you have to access your phone change that,” Hughes said.

Reset your computer

“Computers are easy to hack especially by a spouse who has access to that computer all the time, so best thing to do is wipe the computer start over reset and go from there,” he said.

Be careful what you post on social media

“Don’t post anything on social media that you do not want read aloud in court that can be embarrassing or undermine your case in any way,” said Hughes.