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When we think of family law and divorce, we may think of everything from bitter bickering over who gets the house to battles over child support. However, something we might not consider, but we need to, is the role technology could play in your case.
“That’s the first thing I think of, that rising technology is leading to an increase in divorce,” says Kaine Fisher, director of family law at Rose Law Group. “You get the good with the technology, but then there’s this bad side of it when it comes to families.”
And when it comes to divorce, technology can cripple your case. Do you and your estranged spouse share an Apple ID or iCloud account? That could be major trouble. Sharing an iCloud account with your spouse gives him or her unfettered access to almost everything on your iPhone, including your location, photographs, contacts and incoming and outgoing text messages. So that sexy selfie you sent to your new love interest: chances are your soon-to-be-ex saw it, too.
Not only can technology tear apart a divorce case, it can be a contributing factor as to why they’re filed in the first place. According to Fisher, everything from Cloud software to social media sites can contribute to divorce, leading to spousal infidelity and other sources of conflict.