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Tracking technology and divorce: Will it affect you?

Texas readers know that divorce is a complex process, one that is fraught with challenges and complex decisions. These complications can increase dramatically when there is contention between the two parties, and this can lead to the temptation to turn to certain technologies to track the other party.

Thanks to GPS systems and applications that a person can subscribe to, it is possible to track the movements and locations of another person. This feels invasive and illegal, but it some cases, it is actually legal. If you suspect your spouse is following you or spying on you in some way, you would be wise to take quick action to protect yourself and your interests.

Playing "I spy" during divorce

There are many reasons why a spouse would feel that he or she should spy on or attempt to track the other party. Sometimes it is for pure intimidation tactics, but in other cases, a person may feel that it could strengthen his or her case in court regarding matters pertaining to custody, property division and spousal support. Digital spying is a dangerous game, and you have the right to fight back and protect your privacy. Consider the following:

  • GPS trackers are easily accessible and installed in vehicles. This could allow your spouse to track where you are, where you are going and who you are with.
  • There are inexpensive phone applications that can allow a person to track everything that you type and say into your phone.
  • Spouses who are victims of cyber stalking and digital spying sometimes find it difficult to bring charges against the other party.

If you suspect that your spouse is invading your privacy, violating your rights or threatening your safety in any way, you have the right to pursue legal restraints and a divorce order that shields your long-term interests.

It could happen to you

Many people find it hard to believe that they could ever be the victim of these types of spy tactics. However, the end of a marriage can cause people to act irrationally and unfairly, which could lead to one spouse spying on another.

Regardless of the specific nature of your unique divorce or family law concerns, you have the right to seek help and guidance as you pursue a beneficial outcome for yourself and your family.

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