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April 27, 2012
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.: Don’t Let Social Media Sabotage Your Divorce
We advise our clients to follow these three steps in order to avoid sabotaging their pending, or existing divorce settlement.
1. Think before you post.
It should be obvious, but think carefully about the photos you are uploading when you hit “post” on Facebook. As outlined above, social media outlets have quickly become one of the biggest sources of evidence used in divorce cases. Don’t let social networking posts add fuel to an already emotionally charged situation.
2. Keep your social networking circles separate from your ex’s
Even if you’re on friendly terms with your ex, or soon-to-be-ex, it’s a good idea to keep your social networking circles as separate as possible. You never know when the emotional tides may turn and readily incriminating evidence found online can be used against you. For example, if you’re not yet divorced, avoid changing your status to “single” and signing up for dating sites. While it may seem like an obvious faux pax, it happens and can be used to prove that a person was cheating, or looking to cheat, prior to divorce proceedings.
3. Don’t reveal your location
Many social sites can and will reveal your location when you upload images and status updates. If you’re not where you’re “supposed to be,” it’s a good idea to skip the uploading process until you get home so as not to instigate an argument from an ex, or soon-to-be ex-spouse.