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The Danger Of Your Facebook Profile During A Divorce

One out of every two marriages will end in divorce, according to statistics. Many divorce cases now reference Facebook and other forms of social media. According to reports, Facebook has been cited in one-third of divorce cases. Whether it is because one member of a couple decides to have an online affair or posts inappropriate comments about his or her spouse, all of these things can become evidence in a divorce case.

At Dwire Law Offices, in Lakeville, Minnesota, we understand how damaging Facebook and other social media platforms can be to the outcome of your divorce. We will advise you on how to protect yourself during the divorce process so that you don’t make a bad situation worse.

What You Post On Facebook Can Come Back To Haunt You

For people dealing with child custody issues, with or without a divorce, pictures and bragging about inappropriate conduct – such as drinking, using drugs and other behaviors that may impact a child’s well-being – can be used as evidence in a child custody case. Posting pictures of your kids with your new significant other on your Facebook profile during a divorce can also confuse children and create further rifts between parties when it comes to negotiations. All of this can potentially make the process take longer and cause irreparable damage between two people who will have to co-parent for a long time to come.

In addition, one party claiming he or she has no money but then posting pictures of new purchases or talking about taking part in expensive activities may be used against him or her when it comes to determining child support or alimony.

Any electronic or social media can be subpoenaed during a divorce case to be examined as evidence, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LiveJournal
  • Tumblr
  • Flickr
  • Emails
  • Texts
  • Blogs and blog comments
  • Instant message chats

If you believe your spouse has been acting inappropriately online, our attorney can use this evidence to your advantage where necessary. If your spouse’s lawyer is using this type of evidence against you, we will counter where we can and do what is possible to mitigate any potential damage.

Putting any information or images out on the Web or in writing prior to or during your divorce can cause substantial harm when it comes to negotiation or litigation during dissolution. Be smart. Be careful what you post; the Internet is forever.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Divorce

At Dwire Law Offices, we strive to help you get through your divorce on solid footing so that you can confidently begin your new life. If you have questions about the divorce process, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Call us at 952-232-0179 or fill out our contact form to send us an online message. Our Lakeville law office is conveniently located to assist clients in the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee areas.