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Harmful and Helpful Technological Impacts During Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

technology, divorce, Arlington Heights Divorce LawyerWhen you are going through a divorce, there are many seemingly minor considerations that could have far-reaching consequences. One of these is the increased  use of social media. According to Jeff Landers, certified divorce financial analyst and Forbes contributor, social media can have unforeseen ramifications for your divorce, especially in complex or high-asset marital dissolution. "Even if he’s blocked you from seeing his posts directly, your mutual friends can still tell you all about the ski trip he took to Switzerland with his girlfriend a week after claiming he couldn’t afford to pay spousal support," Landers said as an example. It is also vital to be aware that not every online "friend" is an ally, and even the most innocent posts can be seen and easily misinterpreted in a damaging manner.

Yet not all recent technological advances are necessarily detrimental during divorce. There are, in fact, several applications that can make your divorce easier and less stressful. For example, there is a variety of apps that can help you chart the monetary aspects of your divorce. Divorce Log helps divorcing couples track all divorce financial information, such as alimony or child support payments. iSplit divorce "helps users divide their pricey marital assets by assigning icons to all big-ticket items."

There are also technological options that can be of help after the divorce has been finalized. One of these is the 2Houses app, which allows separated parents to share a digital calendar for plotting kids’ activities. Another similar app is Parenting Apart, "an advice-based service that provides resources for separated or divorced couples."

Despite the plethora of technologies that can make some divorces easier, there is no substitution for a divorce attorney. A competent divorce lawyer can not only offer expert advice, but also help you reduce your stress level and avoid otherwise costly mistakes. He or she can also help to ensure that the agreement you reach during dissolution is legal and binding—a feat no app can yet manage.

When considering divorce, it is important to enlist the aid of a knowledgeable family law attorney in Arlington Heights. The compassionate team at A. Traub & Associates has helped hundred of clients with their divorce cases, and is equipped to help you. Call today to schedule a consultation at one of our two office locations and get the reliable, experienced representation you deserve.

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