SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIVORCE: WHY FACEBOOK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND
Social media and divorce are two aspects that should never be used in conjunction. While some people don’t realize this, posting the details and the issues within your divorce on social media is a really bad idea. Additionally, some people believe that what they post on Facebook will be kept private among their friends but unfortunately, this is not always true. If you have ever wondered whether or not posting details of your divorce on social media can hurt you, the simple answer is yes, it can.
THE RISK OF POSTING DETAILS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Although it is tempting to post on social media and share details of our lives since that is what humans are inculcated to do, posting about your divorce online is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. As the traditional saying goes, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”.
One of the biggest challenges that attorneys face during a divorce is that much of the “proof” there is to utilize in court is “he said/she said” evidence. Both parties can say something happened, but they normally cannot provide tangible evidence of that happening. Most of the time, hearsay evidence is extremely questionable. However, social media completely changes things.
When you post incriminating pictures on social media, you can actually be creating evidence to be used against you in court. Furthermore, depending on what is said, even what your friends say can be used against you during divorce, as well.
NOT EVERYTHING IS PRIVATE
Even if you believe that posting questionable photos on social media is acceptable because you have a private social media account, this is not always true. Posting a picture of yourself drinking alcohol may seem fine at the time however, it could always be taken out of context and used in court to convince a judge you have a drinking problem.
Overall, in many circumstances, things get taken out of context during a divorce. Once the law is involved in a divorce, trust and positive communication is essentially non-existent between spouses. Additionally, once social media gets involved and individuals start looking for evidence to use against each other in divorce, things can become difficult. If you try your best to not post about your divorce on social media, it may go a lot smoother. Furthermore, speaking with an experienced attorney about advice and options can help, as well.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED NEW YORK DIVORCE
Divorce is never an easy decision. This, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be done amicably. While filing for divorce can be a difficult decision, choosing the right attorney doesn’t have to be. Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is one of the most trusted names in New York when it comes to divorce. Brian and his experienced team are aggressive, intelligent and strategic. They work diligently with clients and customize representation strategies to fit individual needs. So if you’re looking for a divorce attorney who will fight for you, call Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. today at 1 (718) 875-7584 for your free consultation, and learn why we’re New York’s premier divorce law firm.