Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?
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Use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., could put
you at a disadvantage in a divorce. It is an interesting fact that 81%
of the lawyers holding membership in the American Academy of Matrimonial
lawyers have found divorce evidence on social media. If your marriage
is ending, it is advised that avoid venting or mentioning any divorce
issues on Facebook or Twitter. If you are facing divorce, it is in your
best interests to obtain counsel and advice about what to do and what
not do from an experienced Orange County divorce lawyer as early in the
process as possible.
W. Douglas McKeague has helped many clients obtain successful outcomes
in divorce, using both his ability to negotiate settlements out of court
and his trial skills when litigation is necessary. With more than 30 years
of experience in divorce and family law matters, he is committed to providing
the highest level of legal counsel and dedicated advocacy in divorce.
Of the online evidence used in divorce proceedings, 66% comes from Facebook,
14% comes from Myspace, 5% comes from Twitter, and 15% comes from other
online sources. It is important for you to know that social media posts
can harm your case in a divorce, and you should be very careful with your
online activity. It would be best to follow the general rule that you
should not say anything you would not want the whole world to know and
remember forever in social media.
Not every social media "friend" is an actual friend, not every
contact is an ally, and many times a message intended to be private is
inadvertently broadcasted to a larger audience. During a marriage, couples
often have mutual friends, and when the marriage dissolves, those friends
often take sides with one spouse. Even if your ex is blocked from seeing
your posts directly, mutual friends still following social media updates
can make regular reports. It may be the safest course of action to simply
close your social networking accounts until the divorce is over unless
you avoid any postings that could damage your case later. Our knowledgeable
Orange County divorce attorney can advise you and help you successfully
navigate the divorce process from start to finish.
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