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Connecticut Judge Opens Door to Required Password Sharing in Divorce Cases

Many of us who have either been through a divorce or know someone who has gone through this difficult process has seen or heard rants and complaints posted online at social media sites such as Facebook.  Many of us are also aware that people going through a divorce may sign up for online dating sites such as eHarmony.com or Match.com.  These may seem like relatively normal steps to take in today’s online world, but a judge in Connecticut could have recently set a precedent that would greatly impact those who make these decisions while going through a divorce.

The judge in Connecticut recently ordered the spouses involved in a litigated divorce case to share their online passwords for such Web sites as Facebook, eHarmony.com and Match.com after the husband in the case alleged that the wife posted incriminating posts on Facebook regarding her feelings towards their children and her ability to care for them on the home computer that was shared by the couple.  This order is believed to be the first of its kind and could lead to drastic changes in how these cases play out in the future.

This situation has been building for some time, and a recent survey performed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that respondents estimated that 80 percent of their litigated divorce cases included evidence from such Web sites as Facebook within the past five years.

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If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage and you want to be sure that your legal rights and interests are properly protected, you need to avoid making public proclamations, which is how the law is beginning to classify these types of online posts and memberships.  Instead, you should immediately seek the advice of experienced professionals.

You can start by obtaining the guidance of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers successfully for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.