Is Your Divorce Attorney Tech-Savvy? Because They Really Should be! (Pt 1)

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Lawyers these days need to be tech-savvy in order to properly and successfully represent you in a divorce case!

Go online for ten minutes to scroll major news headlines on any given day, and you’ll be amazed (or not!) to discover how often the issue of technology affects our safety, privacy, and personal rights these days. From hacking and identity theft to the use of facial recognition software and targeted online marketing, you can’t go a day without the digital world impinging on your personal life in some way or another. And that certainly applies to your divorce as well!

Technology advances in leaps and bounds these days!

No matter the subject, if you live in the first world, unless you live entirely off-grid, growing your own veggies and using nothing but home-made clothing and energy harvested from your home-made solar-powered heater, you’re going to be impacted by modern technology in some way. (And let’s be honest, if you’re living off-grid, you’re not reading this article, so we can probably skip worrying about that portion of our readership!) So when it comes to representing clients in a divorce case here in Oakland County, you’re going to need a divorce attorney who understands the many ways that modern technology affects both your divorce process and the outcome.

Tech-savvy divorce attorneys can make all the difference to your case.

Whether it’s online porn that caused your marriage to crumble, an illicit online affair, or your tattle-tale GPS history giving away all those late-night “work meetings” you attended, tech affects your divorce. So your attorney needs to understand how to manage that evidence, work with that information, and use modern technology to support your best possible outcome. From social media posts, digital communications, browser histories, and geo-location mapping, there is no part of life (or divorce) that isn’t affected by our online choices these days. So your choice of divorce lawyer needs to reflect that reality. In fact, much of the filing of documents and pleadings are done online by divorce attorneys here in Metro Detroit. 

Be sure to ask about it right up front in your initial consultation.

Most family law attorneys offer a free initial consultation, and there are a number of things you need to keep in mind when you first come in to meet with them the first time. Consider things like working compatibility, education, reviews from previous clients, results, experience, and methodology when deciding if this is the right divorce lawyer for you. But don’t forget about the importance of being up-to-date on modern technology. Can you email documents and info to this attorney, or are they still relying on antiquated technologies like the fax machine? Ask about their tech resources, and whether or not they have access to reputable experts working in those fields, in case your divorce goes to trial.

Having a tech-savvy attorney makes all the difference to your divorce!

At The Kronzek Firm, our highly skilled and experienced family law attorneys understand why it’s important to be up to date and educated in the most current and relevant tech information. We’re accustomed to working with Oakland County’s efiling system. However, we also know that we don’t know everything. And for that, we have a pool of well-regarded experts who are available to help our clients whenever the tech-issues in a divorce move beyond the scope of our expertise. So if you need help with a complex or tech-affected divorce, call 1 800 576-6035 today and get help from the people who really get it. And don’t forget to join us next time for a look at why this is so important! We offer a free initial consultation in our Farmington Hills office.