Understanding How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

Most of us have made social media a daily part of our lives. From posting status updates on Facebook, sharing pictures on Instagram and tweeting about our favorite television shows, we continuously share information about our lives that is out there for the world to see. This information, however, can have a profound effect on your divorce proceedings. Our attorneys at the Lowendick Law Office can help you navigate the world of social media during your divorce, and show you how it can be used to hurt you and also to help you.

Posts That Can Hurt Your Case

Matters involving family members can be emotional and you may be tempted to vent your feelings or post something vindictive about your ex on a social media site. If you do, however, what you say could be used against you in court, especially if you make a comment that could be perceived as a threat against the other person. Other posts that can harm you include:

  • Comments about drinking alcohol
  • Pictures of any recent trips
  • Photos or comments about a new romance
  • Posts concerning a new expensive purchase

If you must use social media during your divorce, it is best to keep your posts as impersonal as possible, and ask your friends and family to refrain from posting anything about you or tagging you in any posts that could be used by your ex.

Using Social Media To Strengthen Your Case

While all of the issues stated above apply to you, they apply to your ex as well. Our experienced divorce attorneys can search for social media postings by your ex to use as evidence to bolster your divorce case. A post about a new car may indicate that he or she is hiding assets, while posts about excessive partying or the frequency of trips taken for business may be used to show that it would not be in the best interest of your children to live with that parent.

Helping You Navigate Your Online Life

Our Lawrenceville trial attorneys will make sure that your interests are protected and that all avenues of collecting evidence against your ex are explored. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 770-338-8300 or by submitting your information online.