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Protecting online life during a divorce

Divorcing in today's world has many different challenges than it did in the past. Technology and the internet have created an entirely new category of matters that will have to be managed during the divorce process. Luckily, experts have several tips for people here in New Jersey who are considering a divorce and are unsure of how to handle the digital side of life.

First, when a person realizes that divorce is something that he or she wants to pursue, that is a good time to start the process of changing passwords. Any online accounts or services that the person wants to keep after the divorce will need a new password. If the two spouses share any hardware, such as a computer or tablet, the safest thing to do is ensure to save any desired media and then do a factory reset before one person claims it.

Some experts recommend using online apps to manage child custody arrangements and communicating with the other parent of one's children. These apps can be useful in case any questions come up in court regarding which parent is caring for the children. Some of the apps even block inflammatory language, with the idea being that it will lead to less hostile communication between parents.

It is also a good idea to change the password for any shared social media accounts. Even if each spouse owns a separate account, setting them to "private" may be beneficial during and after divorce proceedings. Some people even decide to create entirely new social media profiles to give themselves a new start.

Though a lot of digital "uncoupling" can be managed on one's own, there are several other matters that benefit from professional assistance. People here in New Jersey who decide to get a divorce may want to get the help of an experienced family law attorney. An attorney can help cover all aspects of a divorce agreement to ensure that the outcome is as fair as possible.

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