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Can online information affect a divorce in Connecticut?

In this technological age, much of how people communicate with each other involves electronic devices, whether they be cell phones or computers. Social media is commonplace and some married people have gotten into trouble in their technological communications either by sending what might be construed as inappropriate text messages or by sharing personal information online. Connecticut couples thinking about divorce may want to know what happens to all that data should their marriages crash on the rocks.

Those who think this type of communication is insignificant when it comes to marriage breakups may want to re-evaluate that opinion. Some of this type of correspondence has been used during negotiations of divorce settlements. This type of data is fair game when it comes to trying to prove infidelity. Short of deleting this data, there is nothing much anyone can do to prevent anyone from collecting this information.

The key in many respects is to limit posting personal information online, especially when it comes to the state of a marriage. Mentioning other romantic relationships or shopping sprees might come back to haunt in a detrimental way. Passwords should be changed as well as email accounts to stop further information leaks. Most social media pages have privacy settings and those should always be set at the most stringent levels.

An experienced Connecticut divorce lawyer will know the legalities connected with uncovering online information. An attorney always keeps abreast of the laws of his or her state of practice. He or she will know what information is admissible in court and what is not and will guide clients accordingly.

Source: Forbes, "How Is Electronic Data Handled In Divorce?", Jeff Landers, Accessed on April 16, 2018

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