Social Media And Divorce: What You Need To Know

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Social media is an essential part of almost everyone's lives today. It is tied to so much of what you do on a daily basis that it can seem like second nature to place every move you make on your social media platforms. While this can be a fun thing to do, it is important to think about what you put online when you are going through a divorce. While sharing your thoughts and feelings on social media may feel like a good outlet, it can be damaging to your case. The following are some things to consider about social media use when going through a divorce:

No Privacy

No matter how you have your privacy settings on your social media accounts, nothing is ever truly private. Chances are, you and your soon-to-be former spouse likely have friends, family, or acquaintances in common. This means that anything you say or post can get back to your former partner in some form or fashion. They can take screenshots or simply testify as to what you have posted. If you are tagged in posts, many more people can see what you say than what you may realize. This can all come back to bite you, especially if things you post contradict what you testify to in court.

Consider the Children

When you are arguing for the custody of your children, the goal is to have the court see you as a safe, loving, and caring parent who deserves a fair amount of custody. If you are posting anything on social media that can in any way be construed as dangerous, illicit, or extramarital can have a seriously negative impact on your custody case. The goal is to argue that your child will be kept safe while in your custody, so avoid posting anything that may indicate otherwise.

Avoiding Social Media

Social media can cause some serious ramifications during a divorce proceeding, whether it is on purpose or not. The best thing you can do is to avoid social media while you are going through a divorce. It is the best way to prevent accidentally posting something that will ultimately harm your entire case. No matter how well you try to secure the things you say online, there is always a way for it to be found if someone wants to look hard enough. Any savvy attorney will be able to easily scour your accounts and glean enough information to use against you if you are not careful when posting.

Talk to your divorce attorney for more recommendations of dealing with your divorce discreetly. 


13 September 2017

Car Accident Clues

It can be hard to know what to do to protect yourself legally in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. You’re liable to be disoriented or in shock, you may be injured, and you’re surely worried about your passenger or the other driver. At least, that’s how I felt. The thing is, the things you say and do in the immediate aftermath of an accident may affect a legal case later. Depending on who’s at fault and what the laws are in your state, you may want to sue the other driver for damages, or you may find yourself being sued. My blog is designed to give you tips for a car accident lawsuit, no matter which side you find yourself on.