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How to separate your shared digital accounts during a divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2021 | Divorce

When you’re going through a divorce in Texas, there’s a lot more to think about than the marriage itself. Among those things are all of your online accounts, which your former spouse may have access to. Here’s what you need to know and do.

Make a list of your shared accounts

Any digital accounts that you have with your spouse should be listed. Writing a list can make it easier to know which accounts need attention. Once you have everything jotted down, you can then begin changing the passwords on those accounts. Once your divorce is settled, you will want to maintain ownership of those accounts instead of sharing them with your ex.

Adjust your video streaming services

Some digital accounts include video streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple Music and more. Log in to each account, one by one, and manually change your password for each. You can also remove your spouse from your shared streaming accounts if you have separate user IDs on them. This prevents a problem like being locked out during the course of your divorce. You can also remove shows or music favored by your ex.

Delete digital photos

After you go through the divorce process, it’s not uncommon to begin dating someone new. As a result, you may want to delete or archive digital photos that show your ex. Keeping them up might hurt your current love interest. Go through your social media networks and remove those photos. If you prefer not to delete them, you can tweak settings to make it harder for viewers to come across certain photos.

Adjust social media posts

You can also adjust social media posts that include things about your ex. It can be difficult to see these posts, even if your divorce was amicable. If you’re still connected with your spouse, you can unfollow, unfriend or even block them to get a fresh start online.

While divorce is difficult, it can be easier when you don’t have reminders of your ex on all your digital accounts. Making a split there is as important as the divorce itself.