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Electronic security can be a family law concern

Electronic devices make communication and record keeping easy. In fact, the average Georgia resident uses his or her cell phone, tablet or personal computer to keep in touch with friends, conduct business transactions, keep track of scheduled appointments and more. In many instances, one's spouse has easy access to these devices. However, when a family law concern such as divorce becomes an issue, this easy access may become a problem.

When all is well, it often makes sense for spouses to share their passwords with each other. Yet, as marital concerns arise, it may be time to maintain privacy. This means that it is time to change passwords. In many cases, when a password is changed, a courtesy email is sent; therefore, the email account password is the first one that will need to be changed.

Another thing to consider is access the spouse may have to one's cell phone or tablet. Although he or she may be unable to get past the security screen, notifications often appear on the screen when a button is touched. This often includes upcoming appointments, text messages and missed calls. If this device is left unattended, it could easily be picked up, and these notifications can be viewed.

Once divorce becomes a possibility, privacy often becomes a concern. In addition to working with an experienced family law attorney, the Georgia resident will want to do his or her part to minimize the information inadvertently shared with the soon-to-be former spouse. Guarding one's electronic security is just one way to accomplish this task.

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