Incriminating yourself has never been easier with the advent of social media. From people admitting crimes on Facebook, to tweeting out their location in the midst of an investigation, so many unnecessary confessions are made on the Internet. Social media evidence holds up in a court of law, and is often the driving force behind support or custody cases.
Beware of posting implicating pictures or status updates on social media, as taking this precaution can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. In the midst of a divorce, tensions run high. You may be enraged over seeing your ex-spouse post a picture with their new partner, or even see them posting about going out to party when they should be with the children. These can certainly be used to advance your case, but keep in mind there is a two-way street with social media--what you may think is innocent may be used against you as well.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind regarding social media during a divorce:
- Never harass your ex with social media
- Limit your pictures of partying if you have children
- Don’t post purchases
- Don’t identify your whereabouts
- Change your password if your ex-spouse has access
- Do not delete evidence
- Keep your information private
- Don’t connect with any of your ex-spouse’s friends, family, or new partners
Contact Our Fresno Family Law Attorneys
Even if there is something online that you believe can be used against you, it is advised not to delete it because this can be seen as hiding evidence. Information like this and more is the reason why a strongminded, thorough, and determined Fresno family law attorney such as ours at Arnold Law Group will be an invaluable asset to you during your divorce. No matter how prepared you are, you will undoubtedly benefit from the legal counsel of our team of skilled and prominent Fresno divorce lawyers.
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