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Steps to take when getting a divorce in Ohio

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Those who are going through a divorce need to take steps to ensure that a complete split takes place. This means that social media accounts should be protected against anyone being able to see or manipulate them, shared devices should be scrubbed and passwords on all shared devices or online accounts should be changed. In addition, it should be noted that divorce attorneys may monitor anything that is said or done online.

This means that someone who is going through a divorce proceeding should think carefully about what he or she says in a blog post or a social media post. If a divorcing couple has kids, that child may also be able to see anything that is written about the other parent. How a child may be affected by seeing a mean or detailed comment about the other parent should be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to stay friends on Facebook or other social media sites.

Getting rid of shared accounts is another step that a divorcing couple should take. A couple that has a shared bank account, shared Internet account or even a shared NetFlix account should create accounts in their own names. Closing shared accounts limits what an ex can see as well as limit any damage that he or she could do to your credit.

Although a divorce can be a painful event, it is important to think rationally during the entire process. By taking all necessary steps to protect yourself emotionally and financially, it may be easier to obtain closure and move on after such an event.

Source: USA Today, “Divorcing? 5 things to do online now“, Kim Komando, July 11, 2014