Ashley Madison Hack – Top 3 Divorce Tips
So, by now, I’m sure you’ve read or at least heard about the hack on the Ashley Madison website. For those of you who don’t know what that is – it’s a straight up dating website for married people who want to have an affair. So, the website was hacked and there is now a list of people who created profiles and their contact information out on the web. If your email is out there, you have some issues to talk to your lawyer about right now. Stop reading, right now and call your lawyer if you haven’t told her about that yet. Even if you didn’t have a profile on that website these are divorce tips from the Ashley Madison hack that you can learn from and apply to your divorce.
1. You really can’t hide anything.
If you are on the internet, you really can’t hide your activity. If you have a smartphone, you really can’t hide much information. If you are texting someone, divorce lawyers can find that text, that phone number, and lots of other information. Social media – so many ways to admit that in Court it would surprise you. Private settings don’t mean it won’t come out in a divorce case. Remember the days when people used paper and wrote notes, and when you threw it out it was gone? Those days are over.
2. Don’t “date” while you’re married or going through divorce.
Don’t date, tinder, text, sext, facebook, date online, set up a dating profile, have an affair or anything that remotely looks like that during your divorce. Nothing makes a divorce longer, or more expensive than an angry spouse. This is good advice for everyone.
3. Tell your lawyer everything- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Lawyers hate surprises. So, if you haven’t followed my advice above, tell me as quickly into the case as you can. I can prepare a defense or argument for almost anything when I know about it. But, I can’t prepare if the first time I hear about it is when your spouse takes the stand in a hearing. I don’t want to hear about it from your spouse, in front of a judge.
Make wise choices in your divorce like in the rest of life and you’ll be better for it. If you’ve already made some bad choices, take these 3 divorce tips and tell your lawyer. Find a good attorney for your divorce. Jill O’Connell
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