How to Remove Your Ex-Spouses from the Internet
Imagine that you’re a woman who recently got remarried and you did a quick search of your new name for fun. Now imagine being shocked to find not only that new name online, but also your former spouse’s name listed as your “relative.” Some websites might even list you with your first name and your former spouse’s last names as your “alias” as if you’re a criminal with multiple made-up names that you’re using to outrun the law! It’s ridiculous that we can be divorced for years, and in some cases have no contact with a former spouse, but have random websites posting that old last name as if it were still ours! What’s worse is that your former spouse’s entire extended family may be listed as your family, simply because you shared the same last name at some point in time. This is true whether you were married ten years or ten months, whether you speak to him or her regularly and remain friendly, or if you have zero contact.
What if you’re a man and do the same search? Well, you may also find that your former wife or husband is listed as your “relative” even if you were divorced many years ago. Your new wife / husband or girlfriend / boyfriend may or may not be too happy about seeing your ex’s name associated with yours. However, most people would agree that if there are children involved, everyone should be amicable and try their best to stay on good terms. In some cases this may mean a former partner keeping their married last name so that the children share the same last name. In that case, things only get complicated when there’s a remarriage.
If there are no children involved, many people feel that would prefer a return to their single name. Of course, the simplest way of dealing with all of it is to not change your name at all, but many people feel this is part of the marriage experience. People want to keep their own separate bank accounts and one joint account, but feel sharing a last name is a wonderful part of marriage, and it absolutely can be, but it can complicate matters down the road. When it comes to private data being shared online, the name game can get sticky. It can get really rough for people with more than two, three, four or even five marriages and x spouses to contend with. Anyone seeing your names and /or former partners online will be pretty sure you’re on the lamb, even if you’re not.
Is possible to get that information removed? Yes, it is. With a lot of work and persistence, it’s possible to get some, maybe even most of the data removed. It’s a lot of work and effort and most people prefer to turn to a data removal company for help, but it can be done. If you do choose to enlist the help of data removal experts, be sure to understand their process and pricing. Also, make sure they offer monitoring plans and follow-ups. Getting divorced is hard, clearing up a name issue shouldn’t be.
If you have questions about removing private data from the Internet, contact the team at Wiperts.