"You Have Been Served!" Family Law Edition - July 2016

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10777 West Twain Ave. Third Floor Las Vegas, Nevada (702) 869-8801 VOL 8. ISSUE 1 2016 Divorce in the Digital Age...................................1 Family Law Issue YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED! Collecting Child Support When the Ex Stops Paying..............................2 Modification of Alimony in Nevada: The Law and Reality..............................3 IN THIS ISSUE: Our Family Wizard - An Effective Way to Co-Parent........................5 Can We Use the Same Lawyer for Our Divorce....6 Social media can not only ruin your marriage, it can ruin your divorce. Because we can, many of us share personal information about ourselves on social media and networking sites. Although you may believe you are sharing your information with one or only a few individuals you think you can trust, don't be so sure when you are in the middle of a divorce. The best rule of thumb is that anything you put out there, even if posted to just "friends", is likely NOT protect- ed. If there is something you don't want a Judge to see during your divorce, do not post it online. The same holds true with protecting condential information maintained on your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop. If you and your spouse share the same smartphone carrier, for example, then in all likelihood, you have access to each other's digital information maintained on your personal devices covered by that carrier. This may allow your spouse access to your telephone records, emails and text messages. Many divorce litigants communicate with their attorney via email, and you certainly do not want your spouse to have access to those com- munications—and many others for that matter. Even if your spouse cannot access your emails or text messages, that information is likely discoverable in divorce litigation and admissible in court proceedings. The information contained in these communications may be relevant to not only a party's credibility but also to child custody and nances. Additionally, when your spouse has access to your personal information, includ- ing your Social Security number, maiden name and the like, you should assume your spouse can easily hack your private accounts or re-set your passwords, allowing him or her access to your emails or other personal information, includ- ing credit cards or bank accounts which are in your name alone. Spyware can Divorce in the Digital Age Michele T. LoBello

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