Mississippi Divorce Attorney Explains Why You Should Stay Away From Facebook During Your Divorce

Divorce attorneys everywhere have an important message for their clients and potential clients. The message involves social media, including and especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like, and your attorneys would like you to know that these websites could affect your divorce. Not only that, but there is the risk that your use of those websites could affect the outcome of your divorce in a negative way.

This suggestion to drastically limit or eliminate social media use is not likely to be a popular one, but it is important. There are several reasons why social media use has the potential to cause trouble for people who are divorcing, or who are contemplating divorce. One reason is that your social media connections are not always looking out for your best interests. Also, you may not have as much control over your online privacy as you think you do.

One factor which makes social media use complicated for people who are divorcing is that they often have many mutual connections with their soon to be former spouses. From close friends and family to acquaintances, if even just one of these mutual “friends” chooses to align themselves with your spouse instead of with you, they could provide your spouse with a great deal of information about your online activity. Keeping a low profile until your divorce is finalized can help you to keep your private life private, and avoid providing your spouse or their attorney with information that they could hold against you during the negotiation process, and even in court.

In addition to social media activity, other communications like texts and emails can also be used as evidence in divorce cases. To ensure that your spouse and their attorney have as little information to hold against you as possible, do not say anything in any form of electronic communication that you would not want a judge to see.

While keeping information about yourself out of the public eye during your divorce is a good idea, it is also important that you understand that your soon to be former spouse’s social media, texts, and emails could help you to discover whether they are being untruthful in their communications with you about your divorce, or whether there are any things going on like hiding assets or having an affair which should not be happening. If a friend or family member alerts you to concerning information that they have seen, let your attorney know about it so that they can investigate it, in case it is in fact relevant to your divorce case.

Divorce is not easy. While staying off of social media is not easy either, it can at the very least make divorce less complicated and less stressful. A Mississippi Divorce Attorney can also help you to have a less complicated and less stressful divorce. To learn more about how Jackson area divorce attorney Matthew S. Poole can help you, call our office today, at (601) 573-7429 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Mississippi Divorce Attorney explains why facebook can be problematic to your divorce case.

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