Personal Privacy During Divorce

Protecting Personal Information During a Divorce – South Florida Family Law Attorneys

Passwords, PINs, and Pet Names are Important Security Issues to Think About

People pay for things differently than they did years ago. Cash is hardly used and today debit cards, credit cards & Apple Pay are now the norm, as are other online methods of payment like Venmo and PayPal. Each of these have passwords, Personal Identification numbers (PINs) and security questions involved with access to the accounts.

Some of the common security questions are: 1) What was the name of your first pet? 2) What is your mother’s maiden mane? 3) What was the name of your favorite high school teacher?

You keep this information secret, but who would know the answers to these questions, or would know all your passwords? Probably your spouse.

When a marital relationship goes from harmonious to unhappy or worse, hostile, it’s time to consider making changes to financial accounts. If possible it’s a very good idea to make an agreement about changing passwords and securing money in accounts. It is important to understand that joint bank accounts should not be drained of funds by one spouse. The court will decide how all assets will be divided and distributed.

When choosing a new password it should be something complex and not related to family names or important dates.

Privacy and Social Media

As soon as you believe a divorce is coming in the near future, it is wise to stay off all social media platforms. Many people us Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to badmouth their spouse but that can come back to haunt you. Posting information about your divorce in a public forum can not only make you look bad in court but could also have ramifications regarding your settlement agreement.


If one spouse moves out of the marital residence, that person is still entitled to receive their personal mail. Tampering with someone’s US Mail is a crime and is unacceptable to the court handling your divorce.

Financial Records

Tax returns and bank statements usually involve both parties in a divorce and they should not be kept from one spouse or destroyed.


Hire an attorney who can advise you on the best way to protect your interests while following the legal guidelines.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people in south Florida get through legal issues since 1992 and we are here to answer your questions about divorce including fair distribution of assets. We can be reached 7 days a week at 954-356-0006.


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Making the Right Choice is Crucial for You and Your Family

As most people grow from adolescence to adulthood they make plans for their futures. Some plans involve education for a career, and plans to have their own family, which often include marriage.

According to The Week: “The first recorded evidence of marriage ceremonies uniting one woman and one man dates from about 2350 B.C., in Mesopotamia. Over the next several hundred years, marriage evolved into a widespread institution embraced by the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans.”

Religion has been a big part of marriage and the marriage ceremony over the years, and people could usually not obtain a divorce without the permission of the Church.

When a couple recites their wedding vows, a divorce is certainly the last thing on their minds, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau approximately 41% of marriages end in divorce.

If it seems that a divorce is inevitable there are literally dozens of factors to consider. A few of them include:

How to handle care for and custody of dependent children. Kids sometimes adapt very well to their parents going through a divorce but sometimes they don’t, so their well-being should be a top priority.

Property and Financial Disclosures are very critical to understanding and agreeing to asset distribution between two parties in a divorce. Required forms must be completed truthfully and in a timely manner.

Future support including Child Support and Alimony must be thoroughly investigated, conform to guidelines, and enforced.

The law in Florida that pertains to divorce and related issues is CHAPTER 61 DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SUPPORT; TIME-SHARING and it is a very detailed and lengthy statute. It’s very important to hire an attorney who completely understands this statute and others to protect your interests.

Your attorney should also make sure that the other party follows the rules, and that you and your family are safe from any harm whatsoever.

Divorce can and should be accomplished in a peaceful and professional manner, and an experienced attorney can make the process as seamless as possible. The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people in South Florida get through legal predicaments since 1992. Please call for a free consultation: 954-356-0006.

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