Computers, Internet, and Social Media

First, you need to set up a new email account to communicate only with your new attorney. Do not communicate with your attorney on a company email or shared email account, as this could waive your attorney-client privilege.

You are prohibited from hiding, destroying or spoiling, in whole or in part, any evidence electronically stored on computer hard drives or other memory storage devices by the Mandatory Mutual Injunction.

Do not install any keystroke or monitoring software on any computers. Do not place tracking devices on anyone’s car or person. Your attorney will discuss vehicle title with you and the possibility of legally placing a tracking device on a vehicle.

Identify all computers, tablets, and smart phones used by you and your spouse. Discuss turning over these devices to your attorney for forensic evaluation, especially those that are privately owned. Make sure to identify which, if any of these devices, are owned by a company or other third party.

Let your attorney know immediately of any shared passwords or known passwords used by your spouse. Change all of your passwords immediately. Based on ownership of computers and knowledge of passwords your attorney should know whether these electronic devices can be evaluated immediately or if you will need to request permission from the court.

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