FAMILY COURT CONFIDENTIAL*

Why Facebook is Not Your Friend During Your Divorce or Custody Case

Ever heard the phrase “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”?  The same is true of anything you post on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and etc. 

Simply unfriending or blocking people won’t keep the other side from seeing your content.  You probably still have Facebook friends in common.  As soon as one of them shares your post or picture, your spouse/your child’s other parent (or one of their friends) has access to it.

It’s also possible for someone on the other side of your case to create a fake social media account to gain access to your content.  Some people are very good at this.  Their profiles look legit and they probably even have Facebook friends in common with you.   But they’re not who they appear to be!

The point is, once you post something on social media, you’ve lost control of who sees it.    

So why is your social media content likely to hurt your case?  We’ll explore that subject in the next blog post.

In the meantime, if you’d like to talk to me about your family court case, please contact me to schedule an initial consultation.  I practice in Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Dillon counties, and I’d be happy to talk with you.

* As a family court attorney, I hear a lot of stories. Lawyers have a duty of confidentiality, so I have to keep those stories to myself!  But some topics come up so often that they could be on a Family Court FAQ.  In this series, I’m sharing those topics with you.