Social media is pervasive these days. While some people use it to stay connected with loved ones or meet new people, others rely on it for their businesses.

Despite the various benefits that social media use can have, when it comes to divorce, using social media can become risky if not problematic, as certain types of posts or communications can complicate a divorce case.

Below, we’ll point out some specific examples of how social media use could affect your divorce.

How Your Social Media Posts Could Come Back to Bite You in Divorce

1 – When protective orders are in place

Using social media during a divorce case can be tricky, an experienced Denver divorce lawyer explains. Here’s why. Contact us for superior divorce representation.

Using social media during a divorce case can be tricky, an experienced Denver divorce lawyer explains. Here’s why. Contact us for superior divorce representation.

When a protective order is in place during a divorce, social media posts could end up violating that protective order. Specifically, if there’s a protective order against you in a divorce case and you end up contacting your ex via social media, your ex will now have evidence that you violated the protective order.

2 – During custody cases

Social media can be a place where people vent and find support from others. When, however, this venting occurs during a custody case and the posts are related to that case or a former partner, this can end up backfiring, as it could:

  • Be presented in court as evidence that someone cannot maintain a mature relationship with the other parent
  • End up motivating the court to issue custody decisions in the other parent’s favor.

3 – When post-divorce issues arise

Post-divorce issues often involve matters related to custody and ongoing support payments. Social media can end up enflaming such issues when posts may reflect a new relationship, improved economic circumstances, etc. This is because such posts can trigger an ex to request modifications of custody and/or support payment arrangements due to some apparent new circumstances.

The Bottom Line: Be Careful

When it comes to using social media during a divorce case, the bottom line is that:

  • You should be very careful and avoid posting anything about a pending divorce and/or custody case.
  • You may want to take some extra steps – like changing your passwords, privacy settings, etc. – to ensure that you are only communicating with “friends” and not anyone who could use your posts as “evidence” against you later.

Contact a Denver Divorce Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

When you are ready to move forward with a divorce, you can trust Denver Divorce lawyer Bruce H. Rabun to provide you with caring, aggressive representation and the highest quality legal services.

For more than 30 years, Bruce H. Rabun has been dedicated to providing each of his clients with personal representation so that he can effectively guide them through life’s changes. While our Denver divorce lawyer will always clearly explain your options and be responsive to your concerns regarding divorce, he will also apply his extensive knowledge of Colorado law, as well as his vast legal experience, to your case to help you develop innovative solutions for your sensitive and important family law matters.

You can schedule an initial consult with our attorney by calling (303) 221-7899 or by emailing our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

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