Pros And Cons Of Using Facebook During Divorce
How Texts, Tweets And Posts Can Be Helpful
At our firm, we have occasionally been able to uncover clients’ contact information through social media sites when we had no other way to reach them. This enabled us to provide the service they required.
Another benefit of social media is that it can allow you to connect with a wide support group of friends and family members. This is often particularly helpful for those who feel lost and alone during the divorce process. Connecting with others is a powerful way to cope with stress.
How Social Media Can Be Used Against You
Unfortunately, the dangers of texting, tweeting and posting during divorce often greatly outweigh the benefits. The fact is that “private” accounts aren’t really private, and what you say online can easily make itself into the courtroom.
Your personal Facebook page, your text messages, your Snapchat photos and other online interactions can potentially be used against you as evidence of:
- How you treat your children (which can affect custody)
- How you spend money from joint bank accounts (which can affect property division)
- How you are intentionally underemployed (which can affect child support)
Learn More In A Customized Consultation
Our breadth of experience in family law matters allows us to deftly handle issues that arise and to provide customized solutions. Call us today to set up a consultation with our attorney and learn more about social media and divorce: 707.542.8516. You can also reach us online.