Facebook and Divorce

November 30, 2015 12:27 pm

Social media is one of our guilty pleasures, Facebook primary among them for many of us. However, when you are going through a divorce it can be your undoing. Most Attorneys’ will use Facebook to their client’s advantage if possible.
It would seem like common sense should be used when posting Facebook updates and pictures yet, you would be surprised how often someone will post a picture with someone other than their spouse in a less than flattering situation, tag themselves in a new location while having cocktails, when they said they could not pick up their child because they were working. Believe me, if at all possible the picture, the post, will be blown up and used front and center during a trial.
I have a motto that I prefer to use, “File for Divorce, Log-out of Facebook” period. Many times though, someone just won’t log-out. So when this happens, we suggest being very careful of what you post, don’t allow other’s to “tag” you wherever you may be or with whomever you may be with. And, always, always remember that once you press send, it is never gone, even if you delete the account.
So, word to the wise, social media and divorce just don’t mix.

This post was written by sperling