As of this year, the population was 7.476 billion, and 2.789 billion of
those individuals are active social media users. People who use social
media sometimes constantly update their friends and families with their
day-to-day lives, which can be especially tempting during a divorce. The
divorce process is only sometimes an amicable event. For other couples
it can be a source of grief, disappointment, and anger. When people vent
about their divorce on social media, it can often backfire.
Ever since social media became a popular pastime, divorce attorneys have
been using social media accounts on behalf of their clients. If a lawyer
suspects evidence can be found of, for example, an infidelity, he or she
can ask the court to subpoena a person’s social media account to
use as evidence.
In another example, if a spouse claims he or she doesn’t have a lot
of money to offer for
alimony but his or her social media shows the spouse taking an expensive vacation,
the judge is unlikely to believe that person. Likewise, the deceit is
also just as unlikely to work in the spouse’s favor, so the other
spouse might wind up with more assets or alimony payments after the divorce
Likewise, some people might create a dating account to start exploring
romantic possibilities during the divorce process. While this is allowed,
an attorney might check this site to see if the spouse is lying about
his or her marital status, parental status, or finances.
The best thing to do if you’re going through a divorce is to avoid
social media completely until it is finalized. This can be difficult but
will keep you from posting potentially harmful things online that your
spouse’s attorney can use against you in court.
If you need help with the divorce process, don’t hesitate to talk
to our skilled
Bronx divorce attorney about your case today.
The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. has more than a decade of legal experience to offer your case. Attorney
Crowe also solely focuses on the area of family law, meaning he has a
deep understanding of state and local divorce laws. Let us see what we
can do for you and your family.
Contact us at (347) 343-5467 or fill out our online form today.