Rolling Meadows Social Media Divorce Lawyer
It is clear that now more than ever people are using social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to channel their lives. It has now become an every day part of our lives as Americans to have our phones with us and to make sure everyone in the online world knows what we are doing and how we feel. What many people don’t think about is how the combination of social media and divorce can result in negative consequences. Those who are going through a divorce should reconsider the amount of social media activity they are engaged in and how it could affect their divorce case.
How Can Social Media Activity Affect a Divorce Case in Illinois?
Social media has now become a hard piece of evidence in many divorce cases, child custody battles, and child support hearings due to the lack of awareness people have when they post about their private life online. Our social media and divorce lawyers do their best to educate and remind clients to be alert while being active online user. It is easy for people to post their emotions online and things may be said online that would never be said in person. Once it is published online there is no clicking the undo button. It becomes proof and evidence that can be used against you during your divorce trial. We try to remind our clients that Internet postings can and will affect your case if you are saying the wrong words.
The combination of social media and divorce can be as much a good thing as it is a bad thing. Our lawyers can easily take the words said by your spouse and use it against them as well so it works both ways. Depending on the case, words can be used online and be taken out of context or interpreted the wrong way. Words can be misconstrued from threats of domestic violence, or someone who claims they don’t have money for child support and posts pictures on a vacation is enough evidence to convince a judge.
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Mixing social media and divorce are two ideas that shouldn’t be combined together because it just results in a bad outcome. If you find yourself in a situation where you might have said something or you saw something the other party said about you online, get in touch with your social media and divorce lawyer to discuss the appropriate options and what are the next steps to take. Whatever situation you find yourself in, Cosley Law’s experienced social media and divorce lawyers will seek the best possible outcome for you and your family.