The world is changing fast. When people got divorced in your parent’s generation, the only proof of infidelity they could offer in court was a handful of smutty pictures taken by a hired P.I. who followed their errand spouse around for days. Now, all you have to do to prove that your spouse was cheating on you is show the court their Facebook page.
Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate these days!
Items come into use at an unbelievable rate, only to be replaced a few years later by the next newest thing on the market. Think back… only 10 years ago everyone was buying a Garmin GPS tracker (or a Tomtom) for their car. Now no one buys those things because we all have GPS in our smartphones. But what does that mean for divorce?
Your lawyer needs to know what going on in the tech world.
More and more, divorce is being affected by technology. Whether it’s the ability to stay in touch with your attorney via email (as opposed to fax!), or the myriad ways your use of social media and electronic communications affects the outcome of your divorce, you need an attorney who understands the importance of technology and the role it plays.
Be sure to bring it up at your consult.
In fact, it needs to be one of the things you ask about when you do your initial consult with your attorney right at the start. Ask about how you will be communicating with each other. Ask if you can email info and copies of documents to them instead of having to find someplace with a fax machine (who even uses them any more?) or driving them over every time they need something from you. And ask about their understanding of technology in divorce. If they don’t know all the ins and outs, they need an expert on hand who does!
Lawyers may not be tech experts, but they can have tech experts
Not every lawyer is going to understand all the ins and outs of forensic accounting. But if your spouse was stashing cash in the Cayman Islands, as long as your divorce attorney has an expert forensic accountant on hand, that’s all that matters. The same applies to technology. Your lawyer doesn’t have to have a detailed understanding of every online account your spouse may have, but if they have a tech expert on hand who can hunt down that info and unravel the data, then that’s what matters.
Here at The Kronzek Firm, we get it!
At The Kronzek Firm, our highly skilled and experienced family law attorneys understand the importance of being up to date and educated in the most current and relevant tech information. But we also know that we can know everything. And for that, we have a pool of well regarded experts who are available to help our clients whenever the tech-issues in a divorce get beyond the scope of what we understand. So if you need help with a complex or tech-affected divorce, call 866 766 5245 today, and get help from the people who get it.