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Using social media during your divorce

Posted On November 22, 2019 In Firm News

When it comes to getting a divorce, there are many things to keep in mind. People should be mindful of the legal challenges they may have to confront, such as working through a difficult dispute over child custody, paying child support or simply dealing with the stress of going to court. However, there are other issues that people may need to consider with respect to their marriage ending, such as their social media activity. In fact, posting certain things to social media could even have an impact on the outcome of certain family law matters, such as a custody decision. 

Sometimes, people are very angry with their ex for one reason or another, and they may choose to release some of these feelings on social media. In other instances, people may have a very hard time managing their emotions when their marriage falls apart, and others may start drinking too much or engage in potentially concerning behavior. This can affect a court’s decision with regard to awarding custody rights. For example, if a child’s other parent tries to show that their ex is not fit to take care of a child due to their lifestyle, which may be evidenced by certain posts on social media websites, this could seriously hurt their chances of gaining custody or visitation rights. 

There are many other ways in which one’s social media activity can affect them in terms of family law. Moreover, someone may notice that their former partner is sharing concerning things online, and they may choose to bring this to the court’s attention (especially if they are worried about their child’s well-being). Visit our family law section for more related to this topic.