Almost everyone these days uses Facebook on a regular basis, and many of us forget that the information we post could be seen by anyone. As Phoenix divorce lawyers, we have seen a big increase in evidence from social media sites like Facebook used in the courtroom - with sometimes very serious consequences. So how can you keep in touch with friends and family during divorce proceedings without giving the other side potentially damaging information?
- Don't assume your information is private. Despite blocking certain people or changing your privacy settings, there is always a risk that a friend or family member will not be as careful about the information in your private posts or that your computer may actually be seized as evidence. Always treat every post you make to social media sites as though they are public.
- Never talk about your Arizona divorce proceedings on social media sites. Anything that happens in court or in conversation with your Phoenix family law attorney should be kept to yourself – no matter how private you believe that comment or post to be.
- Don't make nasty posts about your ex. We know how tempting it is, especially in a supportive social media environment where you are among friends and family. Be aware, though, that a one-time rant can turn up in court and, at best, wreck your reputation or, at worst, turn into a restraining order or lawsuit.
If you have any questions about how to handle your social media sites during your Phoenix divorce, speak with one of our skilled Phoenix family law attorneys today at 1-888-929-5292 in a completely free, no-obligation consultation. We also recommend you read through our helpful book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times. We look forward to speaking with you.