separating in Texas and online considerations
If you are separated from your spouse or considering separation, I have attached a great article about how to separate your online life. From a legal perspective, this article has some good advise, most specifically in regard to passwords.
The majority of divorcing people I deal with in my practice have web-based email such as Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail. If you forget your passwords for those accounts there are certain questions you can answer to change the password. Problem is, your ex may know the answer to those questions and can then change the password giving them access to all your personal emails. Be careful with this and enjoy the following article:
How to break up in an online world—and avoid e-stalkers – Ars Technica
Bottom line, just as you would take precautions with your bank accounts, credit cards, etc… you should do the same with your online identity. Revisit your “secret” questions, your passwords and any other items you may have shared with your spouse.
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