Social Media Prior To And During Your Divorce Process

Social media posts, pictures and videos are brought into about half of the cases we handle for clients throughout North Carolina. Putting anything about your relationship with your spouse or your divorce on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or even Snapchat should be avoided. Any post may be used as evidence in your divorce or in a custody battle.

A good rule to live by: If you are in the midst of any family law case, don't post anything you don't want your judge or your children to see.

This includes status updates, posts about the situation to your friend's pages and photos. Also, make sure you have appropriate privacy settings in place on all your accounts, so that you can control who has access to your information.

Evidence obtained from social media, which can also work to your benefit, can establish grounds for your divorce, impact child custody decisions and affect child support and alimony payments. We will help you execute appropriate tactics and a customized strategy in every phase of your divorce.

Facebook And Your Children

We suggest deactivating your social media accounts if you are going through a divorce or other family law matter. If you choose to keep them up, you should avoid posting on social media during your divorce and absolutely avoid posting pictures of your children. Some judges view recent pictures of your children on Facebook as trying to appeal to the judge's emotions in the ruling process and trying to use your children as a bargaining chip in divorce. They may hold such attempts against you in child custody and support decisions.

It is best to consult with our attorneys before taking any actions, and the sooner you contact us, the quicker we can get to work for you.

At Epperson Law PLLC, we are responsive by phone or email 24/7. Please call us toll free at 888-805-8163 in Boone or Weddington. Our experienced trial lawyers serve clients throughout the areas of Union County, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Boone and across North Carolina.