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Social Media & Divorce

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Social Media & Divorce

Social media has become a ubiquitous part of our lives, but it can significantly impact your divorce case. Your social media activity can be used as evidence in court, and it can affect the outcome of your case. Here's how: 

1. Be Careful What You Post

Anything you post on social media can be used as evidence in court. Even if you think your posts are private, they can still be accessed by your spouse's attorney. Avoid posting anything that could be used against you in court, such as incriminating photos or messages.

2. Don't Badmouth Your Spouse

Posting negative comments about your spouse on social media can harm your case. It can be seen as violating your spouse's privacy and making you look vindictive. It's best to avoid posting anything negative about your spouse on social media.

3. Be Mindful of Your Privacy Settings

Make sure you understand your social media privacy settings and adjust them accordingly. You don't want to share anything publicly that could be used against you in court. It's best to keep your social media profiles private and only shared with trusted friends and family members.

4. Don't Delete Anything

Deleting social media posts or messages can be seen as tampering with evidence. Even if you delete something, forensic experts can still retrieve it. It's best to leave everything as is and avoid posting anything that could harm your case.

5. Consider Taking a Break from Social Media

If you're going through a divorce, it may be best to take a break from social media altogether. This can help you avoid any potential pitfalls and focus on your case. If you do decide to use social media, use it responsibly and avoid posting anything that could harm your case. It's always best to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can guide how to navigate social media during this challenging time.

At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we have extensive experience in handling divorce cases and can guide how to use social media responsibly. Call our offices at (719) 626-8530 to schedule a consultation. 

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