Corri D. Fetman, Family and Matrimonial Law attorney and author posted an article in the Huffington Post entitled, “Social Media and Divorce—a Toxic Combination.”
Fetman suggests deactivating any online platform you have which is not strictly business related during your divorce.
The article reads in part: “Whether you are just beginning to toy with the idea of serving your spouse divorce papers or you are already deep in the throes of the litigation process, take my advice and shut down every single one of your social media accounts immediately!
Yes, you ready that correctly. Get online right now and deactivate your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or whatever other online platforms you so choose to share the details of your private life on because let me tell you, they will cause nothing but trouble during your litigation proceedings. I would even go so far as to remove all texting and email capabilities from your cell phone that do not relate to business. And yes, I’m serious about that one too.”
Most Portland, Oregon family law attorneys would definitely suggest you be careful about your use of social media during your divorce. Getting a divorce is difficult enough; you don’t need the added problem of saying something online which could be used against you in the courtroom.
Even if you don’t want to completely blackout your online presence, there are a few things you should consider about your online presence:
- Change your password if your spouse knew it.
- Avoid talking about the divorce, especially any communication between you and your divorce attorney.
- Don’t talk rudely about your soon to be ex-spouse.
- Get rid of any photos that you would not want the judge to see.
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