Is your spouse tracking your phone?
Your smartphone may be tracking your movements throughout the day. Many
smartphones automatically use GPS tracking to track your movements, including
what time you are at each location throughout the day. You may want to
consider looking into how to disable this tracking function.
You should also change the password on your phone. If you don’t use
a password, you should activate that feature.
Disable apps that use location tracking
Be cautious about what social media applications are downloaded on your
phone and what permissions you have granted to these applications. Many
social media applications (such as Facebook and Foursquare) may automatically
track your phone’s location and may even automatically notify other
people of your location.
Tracking apps can be installed without your knowledge
Whether or not you disable the tracking function on your phone, there are
multiple apps that can be installed on a smartphone to discreetly track
the phone owner’s movements and use of the phone. If you suspect
your partner is capable of this, you might want to consider having your
phone scanned to see if any apps have been installed without your knowledge.
Beware shared phone accounts
If you are on a family plan with the other party during a divorce or custody
case, be aware that the other party likely has access to information on
who you call and who you text message on your phone. If you are involved
in a custody or divorce case, you should consider getting a phone on a
separate plan from the opposing party in your case.
Don't track someone without their knowledge
Do not place a GPS device on the other party’s car or install a GPS
tracking app on the other party’s phone without consulting with
an attorney. Depending on the laws in your state, such actions may be
illegal. If the actions taken to track the opposing party are not illegal
in your state, they still could be deemed to constitute stalking or inappropriate
behavior by the court.