Read This Before You Create Your Next Post
Going through a divorce is a challenge for everyone and heartbreaking for many. Every day seems to bring a new change in your life. For many of us, documenting our lives on social media has become second nature. This may be one time, however, where you want to put the phone down and think about whether posting is a good idea.
At White & White, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have been helping people through divorce for over 15 years. Over time, we have seen situations where people have jeopardized their divorce case by posting pictures that came back to haunt them later. Your ex’s attorney can obtain access to your social media posts as part of discovery. Talk to us about how you can defend yourself and protect your case during your divorce.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
You can certainly still use social media during the divorce process, but you need to be mindful of what you post. Now is not the time to post vacation pictures with your new romantic partner or brag about the new car you bought. You could be fueling an argument that you are wasting assets.
People often start going out more to meet new people during a divorce, but pictures of you using alcohol or drugs could hurt a custody case, especially if your children were in your care during the time of the photos. Whatever you post, first ask how the judge in your divorce would view the post if he or she could see it, because he or she just might.
On the other hand, photos and posts that show your involvement in your child’s life are always positive. If you are not sure, either call us for guidance or stay on the safe side and skip it.