As a Ponte Vedra Beach Divorce Attorney I continuously come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces. I see social media play a role in nearly half of all of my cases. I have blogged on this topic on several occasions as well. Ten years ago this was not an issue, but now I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to see. This is because all to often pictures, status updates and videos are used against clients in trials. This is especially true in child custody battles.
Not surprisingly there have been numerous articles published on this topic. One of which can be found on The Huffington Post and is titled, “Don’t Let Social Media Sabotage Your Divorce.” The author of this article, Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq., lists three important steps that a divorcing party should take in order to avoid self sabotage. One, “Think before you post.” Don’t post any pictures or comments that you know could come back to haunt you as evidence at a trial. This should be quite apparent. Two, “Keep your social networking circles separate from your ex’s.” Keep your ex or soon to be ex off of your personal site. You don’t want your ex or soon to be ex to have the ability to gather any evidence that can be used against you. And finally, three, “Don’t reveal your location.” If you’re not where you are supposed to be do not announce to the internet world where you actually are at all times.
Should you live in the Ponte Vedra Beach area and are contemplating divorce contact a Ponte Vedra Beach Divorce Attorney today. A Ponte Vedra Beach Divorce Attorney can assist you with tailoring your personal social media sites to insure they cannot potentially harm your case.