ADAM discusses Facebook and Divorce
American Divorce Association For Men
Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody
Let’s face it, there are plenty of things that are arguably troublesome about Facebook for most anyone. Social networking platforms like Facebook can drive a person to feel jealous of others’ lives, oversaturated with information about acquaintances, or sometimes, nervous over the perception that others may have about them because of what appears on their social profiles. For the divorced father, however, Facebook can add an entirely new (and much more sobering) problematic layer to life.
According to studies, more than one third of all divorce filings last year mentioned the word ‘Facebook’. Now more than ever, participants in legal battles are looking to social networks for information with which to build a case against the opposing party. In spite of the fact that your online presence may feel like an “off-limits” zone, the information that you allow to be publically viewed can used against you in Court. It is, therefore, extremely important to make sure that you’re aware and cautious of what is posted to your Facebook profile. Here are a few tips that can help to keep you from losing a custody battle thanks to what appears on your Facebook:
1. Clean up your pictures. Remove all photos and tags of yourself engaging in unsavory activities, such as drinking, smoking, or partying otherwise. Seeing these types of behaviors proven via photograph can lead a judge to lean against you in a case, especially when it involves children.
2. Keep mutual friends and family members clear of your social presence. Although it may be awkward, it’s better to remove these people from your social profiles than to provide them with the ability to pick apart every single thing that may (or may not) appear on your page.
3. Do NOT, under any circumstances, discuss your legal dilemma via any public outlet online. It is essential that you do not so much as mention the matter in any space visible to others.
If you’d like to be extra careful, you might consider deleting your social presence as a whole. While it may be a drag, getting rid of your social profiles (just throughout the divorce) may save you time, money, and heartache. For further questions, please contact any of our experienced and knowledgeable staff members at ADAM.
About ADAM (American Divorce Association for Men)
The American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) is a group of highly qualified attorneys
who advocate for men’s rights in divorce, child custody and parenting time, paternity, support,
property settlement, post judgment modifications, and other family law matters. Since 1988,
ADAM has been aggressive, diligent, and uncompromising when representing their clients. A
team of compassionate and skilled family law attorneys, ADAM is dedicated to being
Michigan’s leading divorce attorneys for men and practices a policy of integrity in all dealings.
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