Everyone has a right to privacy. Unfortunately, technology today has made it much easier for spouses to spy on one another. If you discover that your spouse is spying on you, it is common to feel as if your personal space has been invaded and your trust has been broken. If you have already begun the divorce process, a spying spouse can create even more problems. In these situations it is often a wise idea to obtain the assistance of a skilled family law attorney.
Why Spouses Spy on One Another
There are a number of reasons why a person might spy on his or her spouse:
- To determine if a spouse is cheating
- To determine if alcohol use, drug use, or any type of dangerous pattern is occurring
- Out of concern that a spouse is spending more money than he or she should
- To be certain that the other spouse is actually going to a job or attending college
- When a couple is in the middle of a divorce, a spouse might spy to find evidence that can be used in court.
How to Protect Yourself if Your Spouse is Spying on You
Some spouses who discover that they are being spied on admit to the other spouse that they are doing something wrong so that counseling can be obtained to repair the relationship. Many times, though, spouses do not have a positive response when they discover that someone is spying on them. If you determine that your spouse is spying on you, it is critical that you take the steps necessary to protect yourself:
- It is also a good idea to change your passwords to your various accounts, your computer, and other electronic devices to ones that your spouse does not know.
- Consider deletion software in case you have deleted files on your computer. Much of this software can be set to run on a routine basis. These help to make sure that spying spouses do not retrieve information that you have tried to delete.
- Store important documents outside of the marital home so that your spying spouse has a much more difficult time obtaining them. For example, a safety deposit box located at a bank can provide a secure alternative.
Speak with an Experienced Family Law Attorney Today
If you have any concerns that your spouse is spying on you, it is a wise idea to obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you understand the complex legal issues involved as well as make sure that you adequately protect yourself. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. to schedule an initial free case evaluation.