If you are considering divorce, or if you are in the midst of divorce proceedings, you should know your social media accounts could provide your soon to be ex-spouse with information they may later use against you. If you use any social media whatsoever, take a few moments to consider some or all of the following steps to protect yourself.
Social Media and Divorce: Change your Passwords
Even if you and your soon to be ex-spouse aren’t even speaking to each other now, there was probably a time when you were close enough they either knew, or could make a pretty good guess at your passwords. Even if you think they don’t know your current password, it is a good idea to change your password again. Change it in a way that isn’t personal to you, such as your birth date or your firstborn’s name. Instead, come up with a password as random and impersonal as possible to prevent anyone guessing at the passwords. Consider all of your accounts, even those you don’t use regularly. It costs nothing to change the password, so why not do it as a precaution?