Grand Rapids residents are continually alerted to news cases involving identity theft and issues relating to credit card fraud. Many incidents occur when a person’s private identification and/or financial information is stolen by a stranger; other times, however, it is a person who is intimately connected to the victim that can do the most damage. That is why people facing the prospect of divorce are encouraged to take several steps to help safeguard their personal finances and property.
Some of the simplest and most obvious things that people can do to protect their online identity is to change account IDs and passwords. Updating everything from bank account PINs to social media passwords can go a long way to ensuring that one’s husband or wife cannot improperly gain access to one’s personal content during divorce proceedings. Beyond that, people are encouraged to survey their personal and shared credit reports at all stages of the divorce process to ensure that any and all accounts reflect accurate and appropriate activity.