Affairs, Adultery & Spying FAQs

I know my spouse’s social media passwords. Is it okay to log on?

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Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

No. Generally speaking, you should not log on to your spouse’s social media accounts. One exception to that rule would be if you and your spouse shared social media accounts such as Facebook or Instagram, it may still be acceptable for you to use them.

However, if this is not the case, logging on may get you into trouble.

Even if you and your spouse knew each other’s passwords and often logged on to each other’s accounts, you are not entitled to continue doing so after your separation. If you are tempted to log on to your spouses account, ask yourself this question first: Am I logging on to “check in” on what they are doing and who they are doing it with?

If the answer is yes, your actions are not appropriate.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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