A critical factor in divorce in today’s day and age is social media. When we say that, we don’t mean that “social media can cause divorce,” although that isn’t an unheard of thought either. Instead, when we bring up the intersection of social media and divorce, we mean that there are crucial pieces of evidence that can be contained on social media accounts and profiles that people could utilize in court during a divorce.
Consider all of the information that is included on your social media profiles. There are photos of where you have been and who you were hanging out with. There are timestamps on your posts, photos and status updates, showing when you were at certain locations. There are your thoughts and feelings in the moment, reflected through tweets and status updates. There are private messages that you share with another person or a group of people.
And now, consider all of that evidence out in the open in a divorce case. It could prove to be massive, supplying your soon-to-be-former spouse with some serious evidence to supplement their case or make their case. Privates messages could contain information about an affair or hidden assets; photos may paint you in an unflattering light; status updates may reveal inflammatory comments. All of these things can be huge in a divorce case.
The point is this: your social media accounts are incredibly important during divorce cases nowadays, and you should consider the ramifications of social media in today’s landscape of marriage and divorce.
Source: Forbes, “How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce,” Jeff Landers, Aug. 20, 2013