How To Use Social Media To Your Advantage During Divorce

Facebook and other social media sites are ingrained in our daily lives, and people don't always stop sharing personal information during divorce. More and more, social media posts are being used as evidence during divorce and child custody cases.

You might choose to stay off social media completely during this time, but there are also some ways you can use it to your advantage. Here are some things to keep in mind as you go online.

Be On Your Best Behavior

I tell clients they need to act like they're in church on social media. Cute photo of your kids? Sure, go ahead and share it on social media. A long rant about how your ex is ruining your life? Call a friend instead.

Before you post anything, ask yourself: Would you want the judge hearing your case to see it? Don't put anything out there that you don't want cross-examined in court.

Save Incriminating Posts By Your Ex

Just because you're on your best behavior doesn't mean your ex will be. You may be able to use their misbehavior to your benefit during divorce proceedings. Take screenshots of any derogatory remarks about you, as well as any posts showing them drinking or doing drugs. Marital misconduct can play a role in some divorce cases, and the proof may be waiting in your news feed.

I'll Help You Avoid Common Mistakes

I'm attorney Jackie Gonz. During my decades of family law practice, I've seen many ways people hurt their own chances of favorable outcomes during divorce and custody cases. As your lawyer, I'll help you avoid these mistakes and build a strong case for you. Call 573-303-3015 for a free consultation or fill out my online contact form. With offices in Ste. Genevieve, Crystal City and St. Louis, I represent clients throughout southeast Missouri.