If you’re going through a divorce, one thing that is important to remember is that you can use social media evidence during this process. Anything that has been posted on your public social media profiles can theoretically be entered in court.
People tend to forget about this, which is why a common piece of advice is simply to not post about your divorce as much as possible. However, you may also notice that your spouse, who will soon be your ex, has made some posts related to your case. Let’s look at a few ways in which this could support your position.
Determining child custody
One way in which this can be applied is when deciding who should have custody of the children. They deserve a safe and healthy living situation. You may be seeking sole custody because you believe that your ex is not necessarily going to put the children in the best position on their own. Social media posts could be used to demonstrate dangerous habits, such as drug use, or a dangerous living situation, such as a home in which firearms are present.
Dissipating or hiding assets
Another thing to potentially consider is if your spouse is trying to hide assets or dissipate them by spending them down. They may claim that they don’t have enough money to pay child support, for instance, when there are clear social media posts showing them making expensive purchases or living a lavish lifestyle. These posts can help to demonstrate their actual financial assets, especially if they’ve tried to hide some of those assets from the court.
Divorce proceedings can be complicated, but social media can be a source of evidence. Be sure that you know about all of the legal steps to take.