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Should I worry about identity theft after divorce?

Various concerns may arise after ending a marriage, whether they involve childcare responsibilities or marital property. Having said that, those which are financial in nature can be especially difficult, from spousal support responsibilities to child support. Furthermore, some people may fall victim to identity theft at the hands of their former spouse, who may have access to accounts or key details about a person’s identity. If you are concerned about your former spouse stealing your identity, whether you have already divorced or are in the early phases of the process, it is vital to protect yourself.

Identity theft can become a serious problem that wreaks financial havoc. From draining accounts to opening credit cards in another person’s name, it’s unfortunate that some people have decided to destroy their former spouse’s life in this manner. People may choose to steal their ex’s information for various reasons. In some instances, someone may be facing financial hardships after their marriage has come to an end, while others may be seeking revenge. Either way, identity theft is a serious matter that must be addressed properly. Regrettably, this is a reality for some people who have gone through a divorce or have struggled with other family law issues.

If you worry about identity theft, you should take steps to prevent this offense or minimize its impact. Moreover, you should be mindful of other divorce-related problems that could arise. Our divorce section offers more on different family law topics for those facing challenges related to ending marriage.

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