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Your morning social media scrolling might get you into trouble.

An often-stated truth is that you shouldn’t access the email of others. Here, “others” means the person you have divorced, are now divorcing, or plan to divorce in the not too distant future. No matter how often this is said, it’s always worth repeating. Don’t snoop in other people’s email accounts!

Like most things, it’s more complicated than that. For instance, there are some minor exceptions, such as “authority to access.” Were you ever granted permission to access the email account? Was authority granted and later rescinded? If you’re even the slightest bit unsure of the answer to these important questions, then the answer is, of course, do not access the account!

However, what happens when this access to information is applied to all the information out there on the web? Is it possible that you could get in trouble for accessing someone’s social media accounts, if they have rescinded permission for you to do so?… Keep reading

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password mobile security smartphone fingerprint scanningGenerally speaking, when you’re involved in marital conflict (divorce, separation, etc.), you should immediately change the password to your email, work computer, tablet and of course, your phone. We also discussed this  in The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce – Part 1 and The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce – Part 2.

Smartphones are everywhere, most people have one. The most common smartphones are either Android (from Google) or the iPhone (from Apple). My focus is the iPhone. I use ‘iPhone’, ‘phone’, and ‘smartphone’ interchangeably.

iPhones come pre-installed with a huge amount of technology (including apps) that anyone involved in family conflict (lawyers, friends, family and litigants) should be aware of. Today I’m talking about the technology preloaded on your phone, ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. Software that has to be downloaded (whether free or paid) will be the subject of later articles that will link back to this one. I have an iPhone 6S (running iOS 9.2) but much of the information here applies to any iPhone as long as it runs iOS 8.0 or greater.… Keep reading

idivorce smartphone ipad iphone

idivorce smartphone ipad iphoneHi there,

The web is constantly abuzz with discussions on how to keep your information safe from prying eyes. Companies are working on new ways to keep online information safe, everyone emphasizes the importance of smartphone security, and we all cringe at the problems that can arise if you’re not careful. When you’re divorcing, another factor to keep in mind is the importance of protecting your information from someone who might have physical access to your mobile devices.

With that in mind, now is the perfect time to start our iDivorce series. In addition to our usual assortment of divorce-related topics, my daughter and law partner (I am so proud to say that!) Cici Van Tine will be posting regularly on all things technical in our new iDivorce section.… Keep reading