The Use of Social Media During Divorce Attorney Serving Arlington Heights

Social media has become a staple part of life for millions of Americans. People go to Facebook, Twitter and other outlets to tell others about what is going on in their lives, and usually they do it without much thought about potential consequences. If you find yourself going through a divorce, however, it is important that you realize how your social media activity might affect the outcome of the case.

At the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, we have handled divorces for clients from Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect and throughout the Greater Chicagoland area for nearly 20 years. We are led by attorney Donald J. Cosley, whose combination of problem-solving skills and caring, compassionate service has led to positive outcomes for thousands of families over the years.

We try to educate our clients about how their Internet postings might affect everything from child custodyto property division to child support. Then, depending on the needs of the particular client, we are able to present social media evidence that is favorable to our client and defend against such evidence when it is presented by his or her spouse.

How Can Social Media Activity Affect a Divorce Case in Illinois?

Facebook, Twitter and similar platforms are often an outlet for raw emotion and snap decisions. People post things online that they would almost never say in person. Once published, it cannot be taken back.

Some postings contain words that can be interpreted as threats of domestic violence. In other situations, someone who has been arguing that he or she cannot afford to pay child support or alimony suddenly posts pictures of himself or herself on vacation, a large expenditure that shows the person is far from broke.

Social media and divorce are two topics that in today's world must be through about carefully. At the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, we have represented clients whose spouses made Facebook or Twitter postings that were threats against or lies about our client. We have also represented clients in situations where we had to overcome damaging statements our client had put online. Whatever the scenario in which you find yourself, you can rely on our experienced attorney to seek the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Learn More About Social Media Evidence in Divorce Proceedings

We invite you to talk to a attorney at the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley to find out more about Facebook, Twitter and other social media might impact your divorce. Please call 847-253-3100, or send us an emailto schedule your free initial consultation. Our clients come to us from Barrington, Palatine, Barrington Hills and all surrounding communities.

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