How Do I Protect Myself From a Spying Spouse in a Divorce?
Securing Private Information
In the midst of a divorce, your spouse is likely to be looking through your personal effects. The best way to protect yourself is by storing private documents outside of the marital home in a location to which your spouse does not have access. You should also avoid using a shared computer for accessing or storing sensitive information.
When you are going through a divorce—especially one that involves high levels of contentiousness—it is important to keep your private information protected from your spouse. While you may not think you have anything to hide, you deserve to have full control over how such data is to be presented in the divorce, if at all. In the hands of an unscrupulous or angry spouse, your personal information can be used against you as leverage in your divorce.
Take Precautionary Measures
If you are concerned about certain documents, find a safe place for them away from the marital residence. A safety deposit box in a bank, for example, may provide a secure alternative. In today's digital age, however, it is equally important to protect yourself when using your computer or the internet. Do not save private information on a family computer and be cautious of your internet history, as anything you browse could eventually be presented in court. If possible, use a private computer that is protected by a strong password and free of spyware or other tracking software.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we recognize the importance of protecting yourself in the divorce process and we are equipped to offer practical advice on how to do so. Our attorneys have decades of combined family law experience, which we are ready to put to work on your behalf.
To learn more about protecting your personal information during a divorce, contact our office. Call MKFM Law at 630-665-7300 today. We provide responsible, cost-effective representation for clients in Wheaton, Naperville, Carol Stream, Lombard, and the rest of DuPage County.