Social media is more commonly used by people of all ages than ever before. While it’s great to have a way to stay in touch with family and friends, social media can also have serious impacts on your life that you may not even realize. Some people take to social media to document nearly their every move without thinking about the repercussions that may have. It is so important to be aware of the consequences that social media can have on a lawsuit.
If you are going through a divorce case, it is truthfully in your best interest not to post on social media very much. Any little thing you post may be used against you, even if you don’t realize it. For example, if you claim that you need your spouse to pay you spousal maintenance but then post a picture of your brand new car or a vacation at an expensive resort, the court may use it against you.
You should also be sure not to post anything derogatory towards the spouse you are getting divorced from. If you make a post that bashes your spouse, they may claim harassment and state that you are defaming their character.
It is also important to note that even if your profiles are set to private, you should still be careful about what you post. The second you post something on social media, even if you delete it, it is traceable forever.
If you have questions about getting divorced, contact an experienced divorce and family law attorney who can provide you with assistance.
Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today for a free consultation.