By Belli, Weil & Grozbean, P.C.
family law section is headed by
STUART H. GROZBEAN. Mr. Grozbean was named to
"Who's Who" in 1998, 1999, 2000. He is
now a life member of "Who's Who", a prestigious
national recognition of outstanding professionals
in the United States. He is also the developer of
the child support guidelines program in Maryland.
His program is widely used by Judges, Masters and
Lawyers in Maryland.
Mr. Grozbean has been
quoted in the Washington Post, USA Today and
on the various television and news channels.
it or not we live in the 21st century and that
means computers are apart of our everyday life. If you
are contemplating divorce or in the midst of a divorce
or custody battle you should know that your computer can
be your best friend or your worse nightmare. Your spouse
maybe able to access your computer and e-mail. You need
to take precautions to protect where you have surfed and
what you have downloaded. If not, when it comes to Court
time--You maybe doing what in Washington is called the
"old two step".
All too often, as you contemplate
your future, you begin to search the internet for information
on divorce, custody and law firms. You go to divorce pages
and then you download articles, just like this one, so
you can review later. What you don’t know
is that you are leaving a trail a mile wide for anyone,
including your spouse, to see what you have been doing
on the computer and where you have traveled in the vast
ocean of internet information.
You need to cover your tracts
by taking some easy steps. For example, in Internet Explorer
go to “Tools” and under the “General”
tab delete files temporary internet files and history.
You must do this every time you are going to exit the
program. Do not save a page as a “Favorite”.
If no one has access to your computer then having a quick
reference to Favorites works well, rather then having
to search the internet to find the site again.
has become the communication favorite of millions
of people and companies, including lovers. What
you do not know is companies constantly back up
their servers with your unread and undeleted e-mails
maybe included. This means that a lawyer can subpoena
the e-mail provider, i.e. “Yahoo’s”
records and you maybe defending embarrassing statements,
pictures and cards.
way to avoid this is to read your e-mail often,
then delete and go into the delete folder and delete
the message. This two step process also applies
to the sent folder.
rooms are another dangerous area. The person on
the other end, who you think at the moment, is a
friend, maybe copying and saving your chat.
don’t get caught, protect your privacy.
Information provided by: Belli, Weil & Grozbean,