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Should you change your passwords after a divorce?

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2022 | Divorce

Going through a divorce in Richland is no one’s idea of an easy time. Many people rate divorce as one of the lowest points of their life. This is often due to the actions of an angry spouse. It can get to a point where even seemingly minor items, such as online passwords, can become a point of conflict.

Who should keep the passwords after a divorce?

You may have shared many of your online passwords with your spouse. This may have taken place before you were married or during the time of your marriage. As a result, there is a lot of shared info that needs to be properly dealt. It’s a good idea to try to mediate this dispute either before or during your divorce.

Issues such as the passwords to YouTube, Netflix, and email accounts can be trickier to solve than you may realize. It may take the services of a professional mediator to help both parties come to a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Is there any legal action you can take?

It’s important to keep in mind that, at the moment, there is no specific legal action you can take regarding your passwords. This is an area of potential legislation that has so far escaped a general ruling. The best that you can do for the time being will be to take action to protect your online accounts.

There are several methods that you can employ in order to achieve this goal. For one, you can make a practice of creating and maintaining separate accounts even before you marry. You can then keep these accounts separate all through the duration of your marriage so that there will be no issues if you do divorce.

The benefit of keeping your accounts separate is that you might avoid being in a position where your security is compromised. The more separate you keep your accounts, the easier you can breathe.