We live in a time when people post things to social media as it happens. In some situations, there may be nothing wrong with that. For individuals who are going through a divorce, however, that approach can have a negative effect on their case.
Information — including status updates, pictures and tweets — that are posted on social media may be used as evidence — even if the information is not shared publicly.
If you are going through a divorce, it’s important to work with a lawyer who can educate you about the effect your social media presence can have on your divorce. I am Daniel H. Chambers, Attorney at Law, P.C., and I help individuals in Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Birmingham, and throughout Alabama to protect their best interests as they move through the complex divorce process.
In general, anything that is posted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media sites can be used as evidence during divorce proceedings. Although you should not bad mouth your soon-to-be ex-spouse on social media, things your ex-posts may be used against him or her.
For example, if you believe your ex has a drinking problem that interferes with his or her ability to parent your children, do not use social media as your outlet to vent. Instead, discuss the situation with your attorney, who may find evidence supporting your concern in your ex’s social media accounts.
According to one study, more than 80 percent of family law attorneys have used information from social media sites as evidence in divorce proceedings in the last five years. To help ensure your best interests are protected through your divorce, it’s critical to work with an attorney who is tech-savvy.
Learn more about how I can protect your rights by scheduling an initial consultation online or by calling 205-913-4057. I have an office conveniently located in Vestavia Hills.
We have used Daniel Chambers for legal services on several occasions since 2007 with excellent results. He has assisted our family in each matter with a professional yet tenacious manner. He has always been upfront about possible outcomes and honest about how to appropriately deal with challenging situations. I have recommended him several times over and will continue to do so. He has been an incredible asset to have on our legal team and we have always been satisfied with the results.
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