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Think before posting any details about your divorce online

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2015 | Divorce

You might text or call close friends when you have important news to share, but, for the most part, social media is the way we keep everyone in touch with what is going on in our lives. When we are having fun, we want to be able to share it with everyone that we know. When we are experiencing difficult times in our lives, we might write a post looking for help or support while we deal with whatever we are facing.

Unfortunately, there are some posts that could come back to cause problems for you in the future, especially if you are going through a divorce. You might want to tell everyone about all of the nasty details of your ongoing battle, because you want your friends to know what is going on. This posting discusses some of the steps you should take concerning your use of social media during your divorce. 

Know who your friends are? Think again

You might have your Facebook page set to private, restricting access to all but a chosen few. You believe that these people are the people that you can trust the most. You may have known them for your entire life and have counted on them when you were at your lowest. You make a post about an issue concerning a contentious property division matter and suddenly that post becomes something that comes up during the trial. How did the other side find out about that information?

No matter how close you are with someone, there is no guarantee that they will take your side during your divorce. Anything that you say or post could eventually be used against you, even if you only told your best friends this information.

Enjoying the single life again?

Divorce is stressful. It is natural to want to find ways to reduce some of the difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. However, if you find yourself going out every night, the other side may try to use this information to help support their positions during the divorce. This could be extremely harmful for your case, especially if you have children. If your parental fitness is at issue, these images and posts could significantly threaten the time you may be able to spend with your children.

What is the best option for your future?

The best way to protect your case is to simply stop posting during the divorce. At a minimum, you should stop making posts to your account. You should remove all friends that you feel are not looking out for your best interests. You may wish to deactivate your account entirely. The people that you really need to talk to will know how to get in touch with you.

While this can be very hard for you to do, it is the only way to ensure that your case is not being spread out all over Facebook. Taking a few proactive steps to protect your future could make things much easier on you as the process moves forward.

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