How Facebook and Social Media Can Negatively Impact Divorce

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During separation and divorce emotion is often at an all-time high.  People do and say things that can have a lasting impact. Facebook and other social media platforms are often a place where people have become accustomed to display their emotions and activities. These social media actions may cause negative impacts during separation and divorce. Others including your spouse’s friends, family members and attorney WILL look at posts and photos you or others place on Facebook, etc. Consequently, your family and friends may do the same to theirs. This is not the time to air publicly, disagreements and allegations. Also make sure you are not tagged in Facebook friends’ pictures which could also compromise your position.

Social media accounts are almost always reviewed by divorce attorneys and DO have an impact on divorce agreements.  Negative pictures, posts, and tagged photos are certainly potential divorce issues although individuals are often not discerning or knowledgeable enough about these potential issues.  Therefore, your Facebook pages should be temporarily closed, or privacy restrictions tightened, or at the very least future posts should be discontinued or carefully monitored by more objective individuals, during this sensitive time.

In addition to watching content on Facebook, it is also a good idea to change your password on this or any other online account during contentious times in marriages.

Many people do not think of these and other potential problems associated with separation and divorce, so consulting with an attorney very early in the process is imperative. At King Law we have handled thousands of divorces and can be of tremendous significance to you during this difficult and challenging time.

At King Law Offices, we understand the challenges involved in any family law matter. Our goal is to help guide you through this process and listen to your concerns. Call us at 888-748-KING (5464) or come visit us at one of our multiple office locations throughout North and South Carolina, including Asheville, Marion, Forest City, Shelby, Hickory, Lincolnton, Gaffney, Spartanburg, and Greer, among others.  Let us walk with you through this process and help ease your mind and possibly reduce the negative impacts of social media posts on your separation and divorce.

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