Social media is increasingly prevalent in our society. Nearly everyone uses some form of social media, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumbler, Venmo, or numerous other sites. While social media is a great way for us to connect with one another, it is important to know that it can also be very dangerous. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about the divorce process, why to avoid posting on social media during the process, and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.
The divorce process is beyond stressful and it may seem natural to want to vent your frustrations to your friends and followers on social media. However, keep in mind that everything you put in writing, whether in texts, emails, or on social media, can potentially be used as a ligation tool.
The best course of action would be for you to post nothing to social media accounts during the pendency of your case. It is important to understand that information and photographs which you post, or which others “tag” you in, may be used by an opposing party as exhibits to motions, at trial, and/or during the negotiation and/or mediation of your case. Whether or not to continue having a social media account is ultimately your choice but take note that it may be to the detriment of your case. Any information that you post can be taken out of context and used against you.
Your social media profile contains a great deal of information of which you may not be aware, such as your finances, your living arrangement, and even your parenting style. Additionally, posting pictures of drinking alcohol or other illicit activities can potentially have a negative impact on your case.
If you are in the process of going through a divorce or looking to begin the process, it is crucial that you reach out to our experienced Bergen County divorce attorneys to discuss important information relating to social media activity when going through a divorce.
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