Learn more about how your social media usage can impact your divorce.
How Does Social Media Effect Your Divorce?
Before the days of cell phones, text messages, e-mails and all kinds of social media, most disputes between spouses and evidence were “he said/she said” arguments. If we were lucky we had photos, documents, a recording or a witness to prove what occurred. Now, there is proof in black and white as to what our clients said to each other, what they told their friends, who they attempted to date during the marriage or divorce and where they went.
Without even getting a court ordered cell phone or computer download by a forensic computer expert, we have cases with thousands of pages of messages just in the known messages between our clients.
It is not hard to lay a sufficient predicate to get all types of digital and social media into evidence in court.
If you have things on your social media that you are not proud of, DO NOT erase them. That is called spoilation of evidence. Instead, don’t make any more bad posts or better yet don’t make any posts at all, and take your entire social media private.
The big rule, if you do not want a text, recording or social media post of any kind read back to you in the courtroom, don’t say it.
If you would like to discuss strategies on how to manage your social media during your divorce proceeding or any other family law issues you may have, please contact our office, at 214-303-0142 or our temporary number 972-452-3968, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.cawilsonlaw.com to schedule an appointment.
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Carol will be speaking at the Dallas Bar Association's Immigration Law Section online CLE lunch program on Tuesday, April 13 at noon. She and co-presenter Melissa Oosterhof, of Oosterhof Law Office PLLC, will be discussing the intersection between family law and immigration law. The program offers 1 hour of MCLE credit, including .25 hour of ethics credit. Pre-registration is required.
Attorney Carol Wilson has skillfully litigated and tried complex divorce, property division, and child custody cases for more than 30 years. Carol provides expertise, focus and compassion in times of family turmoil. Carol is a graduate of SMU, JD. 1985, became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992, and established her firm in the Turtle Creek area in 1995. Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC, principal office in Dallas, Texas.