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Do I need to give up using social media during my divorce?

If you are going through a divorce in Stamford, it may be tempting to use social media as a place to vent about things that frustrate you or to brag about aspects of your life that may be going well. However, as the Huffington Post points out, you should keep in mind that what you post on apps like Instagram and Facebook may be public and can certainly end up influencing your divorce case.

That is not to say that you need to stop using social media altogether. Rather, you should avoid posting content that may contradict anything that you have presented to the court. For example, if you have claimed that you should have sole custody of your child because of how responsible and caring you are but then post pictures of you engaging in risky behavior or neglecting your child, a judge may take that into consideration when awarding custody.

Postings on social media can also give insight as to your financial situation. It may seem harmless to post pictures from an expensive vacation or of your new boat but if you have claimed that you do not have money to pay alimony or child support, those pictures may tell a judge a different story.

Using discretion is generally a good rule of thumb for any use of technology during your divorce, whether it is on social media, over email or even via text message. This information on this topic is general in nature and should not be considered legal advice.

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