According to a recent article, it may not be wise to post sensitive information on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter about your divorce. In some cases, the information you post can be used against you in court.
In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 64 percent of those questioned cited Match.com as a source of evidence for divorce cases. However, Facebook is another website that is used in divorce cases to gather evidence, according to CBS Boston.
When it comes to the content of your posts on Facebook, anything dishonest tends to hurt you in a divorce case. For example, updating your status and claiming to be single, while you’re still married, can do you some serious damage in court. When it comes to gathering evidence from Facebook, most of it comes from relationship statuses.
Another example of a dishonest post could be a status that implies you do not have any children. This too could be used against you in court.
While status updates and relationship changes can be very harmful, photos can sometimes be an even bigger issue. If you’re in the middle of a custody battle, you may not want to tag yourself in any party photos, which could indicate you are an unfit parent.
Abusive behavior toward your ex on Facebook could also be seen as damaging in a child custody case.
Facebook can cause you a lot of unwanted stress while dealing with divorce. With social networking such a big part of our lives, it is important to know how to use it wisely. Be sure to play it safe when posting on Facebook, for the sake of your divorce. If you have any questions about the divorce process, contact an experienced Chicago-area family law attorney to assist you.