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10 Do's and Don'ts for Divorce in the Internet Age

The latest crazy Facebook Divorce story is just another reminder of how the internet age has changed divorces. It is also a subject that we have written about many times here. So we thought a simple list of Do's and Don'ts might be helpful to summarize our advice on getting through a divorce in the era of facebook, twitter and google. If you or someone you know is getting divorced please consider the consequences of how you lead your online life, and follow these simple rules.

1. DO Get a new e-mail address. Gmail, Live, Yahoo and many others offer free e-mail addresses. You shouldn't use work e-mail for communications related to your divorce case or they might not be considered privileged, and your personal e-mails may be compromised by your ex.

2. DO Change your Passwords (E-mail, Voicemail, Bank Accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Your ex can probably guess most of your passwords, and that's assuming they aren't saved in your internet history on your old s…

Divorce in the Facebook Era

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Myspace, and Google have changed how we live and connect socially in many ways, and these changes extend to how we break up as well. Even if you're not a member of Second Life, you likely have a second online life made up of your Facebook posts pictures and tags. So what happens when you get divorced? When do you change your relationship status? What do you do with tagged pictures of both of you? Do you unfriend your ex?

All of these questions and more were explored in a recent Gizmodo article: How to Survive the Modern Day Breakup. The basic takeaway point from the article is that you should use the same common sense prudence in your online life that you should use in your offline life.

For example, you wouldn't throw away family pictures just because you're getting divorced, but you might put them away in storage for a while. Similarly, you might want to remove your online pictures and save them on a hard drive, CD or DVD that you keep b…

We're Moving!

On Thursday, June 9, 2011 and Friday, June 10, 2011 the offices of Kelsey & Trask, P.C. will be closed while we relocate to our new office. On Monday, June, 13, 2011 Kelsey & Trask, P.C. will open its doors at a new location conveniently located on the Framingham/Natick border near the Mass Pike (Exit 13), Rt. 30, Rt. 9, Rt. 27 and Rt. 126.

Kelsey & Trask, P.C.'s new address is: 160 Speen Street, Suite 202, Framingham, MA 01701.

Our telephone, (508) 655-5980, and fax number, (508) 655-5981, will not be changing.


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