How can social media impact my New Jersey divorce?
When a couple in New Jersey is headed towards divorce, there are a lot of emotions involved. Unfortunately, a lot of these emotions are negative and many people feel as though social media is a good place to vent. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, social media is the worst place to vent about the negative emotions of a divorce regardless of whether those negative emotions are towards a spouse, a judge, or an attorney. Social media can have a very significant impact on a New Jersey divorce and even affect the child custody arrangement and financial matters, among others.
A few ways that a person going through a New Jersey divorce can protect themselves on social media include the following:
- Set all social media profiles to private before the divorce
- Be sure not to accept any friend requests from people who aren’t personally known
- Don’t post any pictures that can paint you in a bad light and make sure to ask all friends and family to be careful about what they post with you in it
- As much as you may want to, do not badmouth your future spouse on social media
- Remember that even if you think you deleted something, it can be screenshotted
- Anything that is posted, emailed, messaged, or texted can be used as evidence in the courtroom
- Don’t post anything about your ex, your finances, either attorney, or the judge
If you have questions about social media awareness during a divorce, contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.