We live in a world where most people are involved with some form of social media. People have a
Twitter account and Facebook account or they are involved in numerous other forms of social media.
During the divorce process these accounts can play a major role in your divorce case.
I typically tell people…..do not post anything on social media that you would not want your
grandmother to read. The point is, if you put something on social media that is risky, concerning, or
looks like poor judgment on your part, you are going to see it appear as an exhibit before the judge
about your bad character.
The purpose of this blog is for you to understand that what you put on social media is there forever.
What you put on social media will be scrutinized by your spouse’s attorney and potentially the Court. Do
not post anything on social media that makes you look bad.
We can tell you about a post on social media where people involved in a case have a baby on one hip, a
cigarette in their mouth, and holding a bottle of beer. This makes an amazing exhibit during a divorce
trial. Do not have your three-year-old hold a gun! Do not post on social media that you were out at 4
AM in the morning with your infant at IHOP. These are just some examples of things that have happened
in our cases.
We typically advise our clients to stop using social media during the divorce process. If you close your
Facebook account you will not be tempted to make a post that someone might use as an exhibit.
Before you hit post make sure that your grandmother or the Judge would approve of your post.