How Social Media Effects Divorce

Those who are regular Internet users or have social media accounts including Facebook Instagram and Twitter should take caution if they are in the middle of a divorce or child custody battle. Any networking websites that you are a part of should be avoided at all costs and living in today’s society, it can be easier said than done. The reason why the lawyers at Cosley Law offices strongly encourage this to their clients is because any social media activity can hurt your case if used improperly.

If you do decide to continue the use of social media during a divorce, it is important to remember not to post or update your account as often as you normally would and to always keep your personal information private. If these social media sites are used incorrectly and inappropriate words are posted and the opposing party finds it online, it is hard evidence that they could use against you in court. As said before, this is easier said than done. We sometimes post things or update our profiles without even thinking through the consequences it could bring.

Since you are going through a divorce, there are going to be mutual connections online between your ex spouse and yourself, some of whom will take one side or another. If you post anything on social media and one of these people sees what you wrote, it can easily get back to the opposing side, which can hurt your case if what you said is negative, they could use it against you in court. Not every friend you have on your social media account is an ally of yours. It is important to be careful about what you say. That is why we suggest to all of our clients to stay away from social media during a divorce because accidents happen, and an accident like this could cost you.

Text messages and emails can also be used as evidence in court. This is not something that we are suggesting you cut off in your life but just be aware of what you are saying. Anything that can be brought in as proof against you that the judge is able to see is strongly suggested to be laid to rest during this time. As much as social media can work in your favor, it can work against you as well.

For more information from Cosley Law or to speak with a representative from our family law offices, call us today. If you are in a divorce or are in the middle of one, it is important to have an experienced professional by your side guiding you through the process.

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