Dealing With A Denver Divorce In Social Media
The Use Of Social Media In Divorce & Custody Cases
Posting to a social media site such as Facebook when you are involved in a divorce proceeding is something that needs to be considered very carefully. It is wise to follow the same guidelines you would if you were looking for employment, which is to say that it is wise to exercise caution. This is a consideration for your family and friends, as well, for what they post can also turn out to be detrimental to you when you are going through a divorce.
As we all know, social media is specifically designed to share information with the world. Intimate information, whether it is actual posts or photos, can be dynamite when it comes to divorce, however. It is easy to see how just one picture, in this context, can be worth a thousand words – and how it might cost you dearly in the long run.
Each spouse involved in a divorce is, quite naturally, under a degree of heightened scrutiny. You, therefore, should assume that anything posted online can – and probably will – be used against you in court. Social media evidence can easily be gathered and used to undermine your credibility when it comes to a matter of child custody or child support, for instance. This type of evidence can be used to undermine your credibility and even go toward convincing the court that you are an irresponsible parent.
Character assassination is certainly not something you want to fuel, so it is best to hang back and not celebrate your newly acquired freedom online. It is best to simply remain as circumspect as possible during this time.
Emails & Text Messages
Being careful and cautious applies to the emails, text and voice messages you send and receive during this time, also.
What about snooping and capturing those text messages and emails that your spouse has sent or received? Is it okay to use them in your divorce case against your spouse if they’re damaging? Obviously, this is done all the time. It is much like hiring a private detective to follow your spouse and discover what he or she has been doing.
Here again, however, caution is advised. If you know the password to your spouse’s email account because your spouse gave it to you or if your spouse leaves his or her email open, then it is one thing – but it is another to attempt to hack into that account. Hacking into a spouse’s email account can be illegal.
Getting Through It
Divorce can be an extremely emotional and difficult time for both spouses, as well as for the children of parents going through divorce. Naturally, reactions to divorce are different with each person, but very often they include feelings of anxiety, anger, jealousy, and even depression. These can make anyone distraught, but the main thing to remember is that millions of others have gone through this and come out whole on the other side. You can do it too – just be careful and exercise good judgment.
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