What Should I Change after My Divorce?

after my divorce, Amazon product review, Illinois divorce attorney, Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, living will, power of attorney, Wi-Fi access code, Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart ThermostatX ex-spouse, smart phone and divorceHave you ever found yourself asking, "What should I change after my divorce?" If so, consider the following:

  • Change your life;
  • Change your Will;
  • Change your power of attorney;
  • Change the access code on your Wi-Fi smart home thermostat.

In this digital age of computer hackers and identity theft, you should most certainly change your login and passwords on your emails, online banking accounts, and all other websites that your ex-spouse can access. Also, close any joint credit or debit card accounts that you had with your ex. Finally, make sure you do not forget to change the Wi-Fi access code on your home thermostat!

In a recent product review of the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, which can be controlled from a smart phone or computer, an ex-husband recently posted a revealing product review on Amazon titled, "SHE TOOK THE HOUSE, THE DOG AND THE 401K €¦. BUT I STILL CONTROL THE THERMOSTAT."

Posted March 26, 2014, below is what the reviewer had to say:

"My former wife loves to take expensive vacations. We live in Ohio, which doesn’t exactly have extravagant places to see unless you like to watch grass growing or interstate construction. While we make OK money, I’m convinced she felt the need to single handedly improve the US economy by taking elaborate vacations: Broadway shows in New York City, gambling in Las Vegas, Spa’s in Arizona, sightseeing in San Francisco. The airlines know me so well they ask about my dog when I call to make reservations. His name is Fred.

"In my attempt to try and save whatever I could so the princess could have her nice things I bought this Honeywell Wi-Fi enabled device so I could adjust the HVAC while we were away piling up massive amounts of debt on Mickey Mouse watches. I thought we could save a few bucks by keeping the temp cool in the winter and warm in the summer. The device was easy to install. I did not have the “blue” connector so I had to re-purpose the green one - this required an adjustment to the actual HVAC unit in our home. There are plenty of videos on Youtube to demonstrate how to do this. Within an hour I was up and running.

"The device works flawlessly. You can adjust the temp from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. Little did I know that my ex had found someone that had a bit more money than I did and decided to make other travel plans. Those plans included her no longer being my wife and finding a new travel partner (Carl, a banker). She took the house, the dog and a good chunk of my 401k, but didn’t mess with the wireless access point or the Wi-Fi enabled Honeywell thermostat.

"Since this past Ohio winter has been so cold I’ve been messing with the temp while the new love birds are sleeping. Doesn’t everyone want to wake up at 7 AM to a 40 degree house? When they are away on their weekend getaways, I crank the heat up to 80 degrees and back down to 40 before they arrive home. I can only imagine what their electricity bills might be. It makes me smile. I know this won’t last forever, but I can’t help but smile every time I log in and see that it still works. I also can’t wait for warmer weather when I can crank the heat up to 80 degrees while the love birds are sleeping. After all, who doesn’t want to wake up to an 80 degree home in the middle of June?"

By the way, this reviewer gave the product a 5-star rating ... but his ex- spouse … ?

If you are considering divorce and would like to schedule a free consultation, contact an experienced Illinois divorce attorney at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio. Our attorneys can help assist with any questions or concerns you have regarding the changes you will need to make.

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