FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER PUBLISH ON SOCIAL MEDIA DURING OR AFTER A CUSTODY PROCEEDING
Many clients who ae active on social media find their own words used against them. Here are 5 practical tips on how to protect yourself.
Five things to avoid posting on social media during or after your custody proceeding (in a divorce1. Photos of yourself partying (using alcohol or illegal drugs), especially on Facebook, even if your page is private. A recent survey of family law attorneys revealed that more than 65% of them use Facebook as a source of evidence in their cases. Surely Instagram and Twitter can*t be far behind.
2. Checking in or being tagged in a place where children are unlikely to be or should not be during your scheduled custody time.
3. Boasting on social media about luxury purchases or travel, especially for the self-employed. Likewise, make certain that the dealership has your updated address so your ex doesn*t get that card congratulating you on your purchase of that new top-of the-line Mercedes.
4. While your case is pending and for a few months afterwards, refrain from gushing about how you have finally met the love of your life and don*t use the tickets that your ex bought to the jazz series to take your true love, when lots of friends of your ex will gleefully tattle on you. Always remember the general rule that children can only be as happy as their least happy parent.
5. Never ever ever post nasty things about your ex, who just happens to be the other parent to your child. Besides that it won*t help you coparent, children are remarkably skilled at using the internet and it is just wrong for children to read nasty things that one parent says about the other.
This article is based on a piece published on TheRecorder.com