“An apple a day keeps the Doctor away,” may be getting replaced with an “Apple today keeps the Divorce attorney away!”
Your iPhone is NOT great at keeping secrets. All calls, texts and emails are trackable, if not recoverable. It links to the Cloud and backs up your photographs, even the ones you delete. It knows what apps you have downloaded, it knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake, it knows when you’ve been good or bad…
So, what can you do? You can upgrade your device. If there is no case pending, no request to preserve evidence, no issued subpoena or a discovery request, you can get rid of it.
What did Tom Brady do? He got rid of it.
What did Hillary Clinton do? She got rid of it.
What did Nevada Barr do? She “took a cold chisel and a hatchet; I tore it apart; I then took all of the pieces that were inside of it and I put them in the metal box; I burned it by pouring gasoline over it, and I shoveled it into a plastic bag and I dumped it in a bayou.”
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney in Mississippi and does NOT advise the spoliation of evidence, obstruction of justice or Russian collusion, but you can upgrade your cell phone or laptop.