How Social Media Can Impact Your South Carolina Divorce

How Social Media Can Impact Your South Carolina Divorce

We have written previously on social media use in the context of a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement limiting what can and cannot be said on social media websites regarding a spouse. Social media can also affect your divorce proceedings. In this article, we’ll explore how social media can hinder or help you in your case. Remember, however, to always be careful when sharing information about your life on social media—especially when you are contemplating or going through divorce proceedings.

Social Media Can Help or Harm Your Divorce Proceeding

Everything that is posted by a person on social media can be used as evidence in a divorce proceeding. This can be good or bad depending on who is posting. Social media has become a powerful tool for divorce attorneys to gather information during a divorce, but it can cut both ways. If you are sharing information that you should not on social media, then your ex-spouse can use it against you, and vice versa.

There are a number of ways social media can hurt or help your case. In many divorce cases, a spouse may seek to hide assets from the other spouse so that a judge may not divide it up between them. A lot of people share pictures online without thinking of who will view them or post statuses that may reveal that the spouse has hidden away property somewhere.

Anything that appears in writing from a spouse can be used as evidence in a divorce proceeding. This includes emails, posts and text messages, which all can and very well may be used against a spouse. If anything that a person has written or shared is at odds with what a person has conveyed in legal documents or sworn to in court, it can create serious legal repercussions in a divorce.

Remember, when you go through a divorce, never share anything online that you are not comfortable sharing with a judge. Always assume that what you do online will be discovered by the other side. Do not overshare when you are going through a divorce, and do not attempt to cover it up later if you are caught.

How a South Carolina Divorce Attorney Can Help

Your social media use could end up hurting the strength of your position in a divorce proceeding. A South Carolina divorce attorney can help you avoid common pitfalls that many fail to avoid, including oversharing on social media. The attorneys at Klok Law Firm LLC, in Mt. Pleasant, have years of experience helping those going through the emotional and legal turmoil of a divorce. We can put that wealth of knowledge to work for you in your time of need.

Contact us today for a free consultation.