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Going through a divorce can be complicated which is why many people need added emotional support from friends and family members. Some of them will take the most readily available outlet, social media, to vent their feelings. Social media is a great tool to connect with people and share new events. However, using social media during a divorce can damage your case.
As Texas family law lawyers, we advise all of our clients to be particularly careful about how they use social media and what they post during a divorce. The following are some social media choices to avoid during a divorce. If you have made the mistake of posting too much on social media or for any of your family law needs, you may need to find a top family lawyer in Cypress, TX as soon as you can.
Going on a Rant
It might feel rather chartic to pour out your thoughts and emotions to your social media followers. Doing so can result in consequences that are far more lasting than you might realize. Even though your intentions may be innocent, sharing anything about the divorce, such as your financial issues, marital problems, custody disputes, and so forth should be completely off limits. If you post this kind of information on social media, it can be used as evidence against you. This is true even for private accounts.
Share Your Location
Social media is one tool that helps people to keep track of others. It might feel tempting to create a post about your vacation or to check in at a four star restaurant. Sharing your location could be used as ammunition by your spouses family lawyer. For example, if you take a vacation to the Carribean, but are seeking alimony, the other side might argue that you don’t need as much money as you stated because you are able to afford vacations. It might also be used to show that you don’t have enough time to share custody of your children. Regardless of what you think, sharing your location on social media is not a good choice.
Share Images of You Drinking Or Using Drugs
Sharing a photo of you with a glass of wine may seem like a harmless post. However, any image on social media has the potential of being used as evidence against you. If you are accused of drinking or using legal/medicinal drugs (i.e. prescription medication or marijuana), on a night that you had the children, you could be accused of being an unfit parent. Even if a family lawyer can help you to disprove this, the time and money needed is likely not worth a post.
Posting Legal Information
When it comes to any legal matter, divorce, family law, or otherwise, you should avoid posting any legal information on social media or elsewhere. Regardless of how tempting it might be to seek advice, refrain from doing so. You can always call your family lawyer for guidance, and they will likely be the best source for this kind of information. If you absolutely need to get something off of your chest, you might consider speaking to a counsellor or therapist.
We would like to thank our colleagues at Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC for their insight into family law and a few of the many reasons why you should be careful about what winds up on social media during a divorce.