Can Facebook and Social Media Be Used Against Me in a Divorce?
When it comes to filing for divorce, the process can be difficult, especially when one individual is angry or spiteful. Divorces can get ugly and even when you are not expecting it, you’re soon to be ex may try to challenge your character or make you look bad. At Law Office of Rosanne Klovee, LLC, we have seen time and time again how individuals are attacked, with spouses doing everything they can to try and hurt the other individual. When it comes to social media sites such as Facebook, your posts may come back to haunt you. Don’t give your spouse ammunition that can be used against you during divorce proceedings.
Mistakes Can Be Costly
With social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so prevalent, it is not uncommon for adults to share their daily lives regularly. When in a relationship that is volatile, anything you post will be scrutinized by your spouse as well as their attorney.
It is important to never bad mouth your spouse, no matter how much you may want to. Anything you say and do may be used against you during the divorce proceedings, especially if you have children. During a divorce, you will need to work on child support and a parenting plan. If you are fighting publicly with your spouse and saying things that are hateful or possibly harmful, it may affect how you are able to spend time with your children.
Think Before You Post!
Before you post anything controversial, think about how it would affect your children as well as how it may portray you as a parent. If your spouse is posting comments about you, it is important to keep track of these comments. The goal is not to start arguments with your spouse but be able to talk things out and find the right action to take when it comes to your shared children.
If you feel the need to vent due to frustrations based on how your spouse is acting on social media sites, do not do it online. Talk to a friend or professional so that you can air your grievances without making it worse for the divorce proceedings.
Essentially, you need to be aware of what your spouse is posting as well as watching what you say. The goal is to dissolve the marriage as amicably as possible and at least be able to communicate with each other regarding your children. When arguments take place in public and continue to escalate, it can create more disharmony and issues as the marriage comes to an end.
Talk to Your Attorney About Social Media
It is always a good idea to speak with an experienced divorce attorney. Talk to our attorneys about your divorce proceedings and how social media can affect the process. Let our attorneys give you advice on how you can proceed if your spouse is acting out online or find the best way to avoid any issues via social media when you are dealing with a volatile divorce situation.
For more information on how social media can affect you in a divorce, contact our office today. We are happy to schedule a consultation to discuss and solve any issues involved in a pending divorce.