A survey conducted just two years ago by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) reported that 66 percent of the online divorce evidence they used comes from none other than Facebook. You can imagine what the rate is today.
Technology can benefit those going through a divorce through easy access to online resources and support groups. It can make it easier for couples to avoid co-parenting conflicts through the use of shared social calendars, emails and text messages. However, it can also worsen conflicts and is increasingly used as a weapon in hostile divorces.
Divorcing couples are strongly advised to refrain from posting anything relevant to their divorce on the internet and to change all of their passwords on a regular basis. If you have questions regarding the use and division of technology in divorce, call my office for an appointment.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…