How much has technology helped your divorce? Aside from the useful snooping-type stuff like checking FaceBook accounts and hacking into voicemail or email (which I haven't had to do, thank goodness), technology has given us a lot of communication tools we didn't have a dozen or more years ago.
I was reading about a judge ordering a custodial parent to set up and pay for a Skype account so that a non-custodial parent could video chat with his children. The article also pointed out that unfortunately, some parents can also use video chat to spy on their ex, having a window into their home. Not a good scenario. Luckily for me, Peter lives fifteen minutes away, so I haven't had to deal with that, but we depend on that telephone every night for a bedtime call to the absent parent.
I also have to say that email has saved my sanity, and my butt on more than one occasion. It's done me a world of good to not have to actually talk to Peter on a regular basis. A few short, to-the-point emails between us clear up just about anything without any tone of voice or facial expression to muck it up. Plus, it's a written record of who-said-what-to-whom-and-when, which is really, really useful.
Has technology been good for you in the process, or bad? And what have you done to protect yourself from it, or use it to its best advantage?