Can Social Media Play a Role in My Divorce and Child Custody Battle?

Social media is more popular than ever and it only continues to grow. In fact, social media is playing a role in more and more family law cases. Divorce cases, child custody cases and child support cases can all use social media posts as evidence.

It is easy to say whatever you want on social media, but be careful what you post.

Many times, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are used to express your thoughts and sometimes that means venting. But your posts can be used against you to negatively impact your case. That is why it is important to always think twice before posting or even consider staying away from using social media all together during an active case.

There are a number of things you post that could be used as ammunition against you.

If you are in the middle of a child support case, it isn’t a good idea to be posting about any luxurious cars lavish items or fancy vacations that can be used as evidence that you aren’t hurting for money like you might claim. Also, if you have custody of your child and you are posting photos of you partying instead of parenting could harm your child custody case. That also goes with posts including any illegal drugs or activities, even if you aren’t actually the one doing it.

If you are in the middle of a divorce case, also be cautious about what you are posting.

It can hurt your case if your divorce is not finalized and you are posting about your significant other. Also, avoid venting or talking negatively about the case including anyone involved like the other party, their family or even other professionals on the case. If you are dealing with anger management issues, then posts that could be considered threatening could be used against you. It is always a good idea to talk with a Metairie divorce and child custody attorney if you have any questions regarding your family law case.