When you’re going through a divorce, emotions naturally run high and there are often not-so-nice things that are thought in reference to your ex-spouse. As tempting as it might be to post on Facebook all the misdeeds of your ex, be very, very, careful about what you choose to post on any social media site. Regardless of how secure you might think your privacy settings are set to protect you, don’t count on it.
More and more, text messages, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, and other social media content is being presented as evidence in divorce trials. In my own divorce, my ex presented posts that he had obviously gotten by hacking my daughter’s Facebook account. When my attorney objected saying it was an invasion of my privacy and he had obtained them without my permission, the judge said “overruled” and all the stolen posts were admitted as evidence and used to try to paint me as a derelict. Pretty scary stuff.
Next time you need to vent about your ex, pick up the phone and call a friend. Before you type anything onto an internet site of any kind, you should ask yourself this question first, “If a courtroom judge read this, what would they think?” If you’re not sure, DON’T enter it!!
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