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How do you manage your online accounts after a divorce?

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2022 | Divorce

After marriage, many spouses share streaming services to save money. In some cases, couples even know each other’s social media passwords and share banking information. Sharing online information with one’s spouse is frequently never a problem – until a divorce happens.

You may want to restrict your online accounts from your ex-spouse after divorce. Giving your ex too much information could be to your detriment. Here are some steps you should consider:

Change your passwords

There isn’t a social media or streaming site that doesn’t ask for a password. Because of how many online sites there are, many people use simple or similar passwords for every account – just easy enough to remember without difficulty. You may be one of these people.

If you gave your ex your password or suspect your spouse knows it, you may need to change all of your passwords, starting with your email. For most people, their email is a direct link to the rest of their accounts. You might consider changing your password altogether, something unrelated to you, or using a password generator to make it near impossible for your ex to access your accounts. 

Privatize your accounts

Changing your password is just a start when protecting your online accounts. Many social media sites provided users with privacy settings. You may be able to change who can see your accounts, who can follow your accounts, what content followers can see and who can comment on posts.

If you’re planning for a divorce, you may need to consider everything, even your legal options.