One social media post can change the outcome of your case, especially a divorce or child custody case. Social media has become as much a part of our daily lives as brushing our teeth and combing our hair. According to Statista, in 2020 an estimated 3.6 billion people are using social medial worldwide and that number is only expected to climb in the future. Pew Research’s study revealed that the number of US adults that have at least one social media platform increased from 43% in January 2010 to 72% in February 2019. I have seen many marriages end in divorce that involved some sort of social media post or direct messages. Once a client hires me, I always strongly recommend that they stay away from social media altogether. In my opinion, that is the best way to keep these types of problems away. However, no matter how much I encourage some clients to stay off social media, they just can’t do it. In that case, I recommend avoiding the following types of posts:
Always keep in mind that once a post is out there, it is out there for all of eternity. Deleting a post doesn’t make it go away. A post only has to be up long enough for someone to share or take a quick screenshot to cause damage to your case. I will give you some advice that my old high school English teacher would always say about punctuation, “When in doubt, leave it out.” That advice doesn’t just apply to punctuation, it is also relevant today’s time regarding social media posts. Anytime you have to question if what you are posting is acceptable, it’s best to not post it.
To avoid letting social media have negative impacts on your divorce or child custody case, take my advice in this blog and give me a call to schedule your confidential consultation. As your attorney, it is my job to use posts that your ex has made against him or her. Kevin Hickey Law Partners works hard for you to help you win your case.
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