Social Media Awareness During NJ Divorce Cases

When a couple is going through a divorce in New Jersey, one of the factors that they need to be aware of is the impact that their social media profiles can have on the outcome of the divorce. It seems as though people have a tendency to share all of the details of their lives on social media so it is important to take a few precautions to protect yourself in the divorce.

First, it is a good idea to set all of your profiles to private. It may also be a good idea to make sure you personally know everyone who follows your profiles. Another very important factor to be aware of is that in a lot of situations, emails, social media messages, text messages or any other social media post can be used as evidence in the courtroom. A general rule of thumb is that if you don’t want a judge to read it, don’t put it in writing anywhere. Social media posts can be screenshotted and saved, so even if you delete them, you are still at risk for having it work against you during the divorce.

During a divorce, as much as you may want to rant on the internet about all of the awful things your spouse has done or how much you hate their attorney, just don’t. Another thing to be aware of is not to share pictures of taking expensive trips or making lavish purchases because it could have an impact of the financial matters of the divorce.

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