When couples decide it is time to get a divorce in Massachusetts, there are things they should be careful about when going through a divorce. Social media sites have become popular places for people to express their feelings and emotions to friends and families. The problem with social media is that information posted on social media sites are public and can be used as evidence against a person during a divorce.
It is easy to vent and express frustrations about a soon-to-be ex-spouse on Facebook because it is convenient and can reach friends and family. If people find out about a couple’s divorce on Facebook, it can drive people to offer advice, sympathy, and support. However, the negative impact is that any information shared on social medial can be accessible to everyone and lawyers can use the information to build a case.
Posting photos or hateful words on Facebook or Twitter can be a costly mistake that results in losing custody children or property. Once things are made public on Facebook or Twitter, it is hard to reverse those actions. Deleting a post on Facebook can be worse than the original posting itself because it seems as if the person is erasing evidence. Even if the person was not the one to post something on Facebook, there can be damaging pictures against the person.
Divorce cases in Massachusetts are complicated and difficult situations. With social media these days, it has become too easy to build a case against the person if they have damaging information on Facebook or social media sites. It is best to keep information private and away from social media. If a person needs to express something during a divorce, it may be best to talk to someone face-to-face. Massachusetts courts can help divorce couples settle their differences and find solutions that are reasonable and fair.
Source: huffingtonpost.com, The Divorce Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You’re Making, Taryn Hillin, March 18, 2014