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Know how to deal with social media in your divorce case

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2021 | Divorce |

You don’t need us to tell you that divorce can be a highly contentious process. Spouses sometimes end up making serious accusations against each other, regardless of whether they’re true. This mud-slinging can be the result of pent up emotions, but there’s usually an end goal, too, whether that be obtaining primary physical custody of the children or securing a larger portion of the marital estate. Regardless of your circumstances, you need to know how to use the evidence at hand to best position yourself for the successful outcome you desire.

Use social media posts to your advantage

We all know that social media has become a pervasive force in our lives. As such, it can play a pivotal role in your divorce case. From an offensive perspective, you might be able to pull social media posts from your spouse’s account that demonstrate infidelity, substance abuse, and even the squandering or hiding of marital assets.

To successfully use these social media posts, you need to make sure that you print them off as soon as you spot them. Also, make sure there’s some sort of identifying aspect of the posts so that they can be tied back to your spouse.

Defend yourself against social media posts

As helpful as social media posts can be to your case, they can also be damaging. You can try to limit the affect of social media posts by simply refraining from using social media leading up to and throughout your divorce, but sometimes that isn’t possible or it’s too late. We all have lapses in judgment, after all. You can perform damage control in many circumstances, though, such as by providing context to posts that are hurtful to your case and trying to keep those posts out of evidence due to technicalities or a lack of relevance.

Aggressively pursue what you want out of your divorce

Divorce isn’t a simple process. That’s why you need to be aggressive in pursuing your goals. Otherwise, you could be left without the financial resources or contact with your children that you need and want. By discussing your case with an attorney who is adept in the family law arena, you might be able to get a clearer sense of how to best build your case for success.