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Using caution with social media during a divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2022 | Divorce |

In a technological era, there may be many individuals in Georgia and across the nation who wish to use the tools available to remain in constant contact with family members and friends every day. Although many may use this platform to post pictures of vacations or share achievements, there may be certain scenarios in which using caution with posts could prove imperative. Studies indicate that those who are going through a divorce might find that the things they post on social media could affect the outcome of their situation.

Experts indicate that there are a variety of situations in which a social media post may act to complicate matters during a divorce. Some steps to take to help avoid such an outcome could include:

  • Limit conflict: Those who choose to make posts could find it helpful to avoid publishing information or pictures that might increase the level of conflict involved.
  • Topics to avoid: It may also be advisable to avoid posting on certain topics, such as a vacation with a new partner, as the other party may seek to use such a post as evidence during legal proceedings.
  • Discussing divorce: Those who post on social media during a divorce might find it best to avoid discussing details about the situation or about divorce proceedings, as such a decision could prove exceedingly detrimental.

Those who have children may also benefit from using caution with social media posts, especially if the kids have access to profiles and information.

Understanding the impact a social media post might have on the situation at hand may only be one aspect to consider when preparing to safeguard one’s interests during a divorce. Those in search of guidance in addressing every vital factor of preparing for the subsequent process might benefit from retaining the services of a family law attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help a client in Georgia understand what to expect from the process and assist in preparing a strategy with which to pursue the best outcome achievable concerning his or her future during legal proceedings.

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