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Social Media & Impact on Divorce

With social media playing an integral part of our lives, it’s important to know what not to post on your accounts during divorce proceedings. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you hit “share.”

Social media has become a significant part of many people’s lives. Whether you post pictures of your vacations, your latest meal, or pictures of your children, you should be aware that what you post can have a significant impact on your divorce case.

Don't Delete Anything

Deleting or removing your social media profile(s) before you are divorced may cause you legal trouble during your divorce.

Remember Social Media Posts Are Forever

It’s important that you double check what you’re posting on social media and making sure it’s something you wouldn’t mind the judge overseeing your divorce seeing.

Wait To Announce A New Relationship

Changing your relationship status on social media or going public with a new relationship can cause problems during your divorce, as you are still legally married until the divorce is final.

Don't Talk Poorly Of Your Spouse

When going through a divorce, some people think it is acceptable to post negative things about their ex-spouse on social media. While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to what you can say in court, social media is not an appropriate place to make negative comments about people who can be called as witnesses in the proceedings, especially if children are involved. A judge will likely pay close attention to how parents treat each other when determining a child custody order. With the children’s best interest as the main priority, judges want to ensure that parents can act appropriately in front of their children.

Don't Talk About Your Case

Even if you can’t believe what your spouse did in court or what their attorney said about you, don’t head to social media to vent about it. Talking about your case online can only cause more problems. Speak to your family law attorney about any issues, and don’t turn to social media.

Trust The Experts At Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm

At Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm, we are experienced and well versed in divorce proceedings and will guide you in the appropriate steps. Our firm will advise you on the best outcome for you & your family. Trust us at Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm, give us a call for a free consultation.



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