5 Things To Know About Protecting Your Privacy During A Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, many changes will occur.  One thing that should not be overlooked is your privacy.  The following are five things you should do to protect your privacy during the divorce process.

#1: You need to change your online passwords:  Your spouse may know your passwords or have a good idea on how to “guess” what they are. The last thing you want is your spouse accessing your accounts. Make sure you use a new password that your spouse cannot guess. A good idea is to think of a sentence, for example: “Today is November 10” or “I love the fall leaves”. Just make sure it is something you can remember and that your spouse will not use. You also need to make sure that you change the password for all of the following: bank accounts, retirement accounts, credit cards, utilities (electric), Netflix, Amazon, department store accounts, etc.

#2: Wi-Fi network:  Similar to changing your online passwords, you might need to change your home and if applicable, office, Wi-Fi network password for the modem and router. You also might want to change your IP address. To change your IP address might require some technical assistance.

#3: Cell phones and shared electronics:  You should also change the password to your cell phone and any other shared electronics.

#4: New bank accounts:  After your divorce, most people will need a new bank account, so, you might as well get one now. This also helps to protect you as you will be able to keep your banking information separate from your spouse.

#5: New credit cards: Similar to getting a new bank account, it is a smart idea to apply for your own credit card.

During a divorce, it is important to maintain your privacy. David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office have represented numerous clients and provided real-world advice to help them through the divorce process.

If you are seeking a divorce lawyer on Long Island, then call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site at www.dbnylaw.com.  The Badanes Law Office main office is in Northport, Suffolk County and has a satellite office in Uniondale, Nassau County.

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