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Using and defended against social media evidence in divorce

If you are like most people across the state of North Carolina, you probably maintain at least one social media profile. In fact, many of your personal and professional interactions may occur online. That is why it is so important to consider whether and how your social media presence, as well as that of your spouse, can impact your divorce proceedings. The attorneys at Epperson Law, PLLC, understand the various types of evidence that can be presented in divorce and other family law disputes, and are well-versed in how to not only use but also counter claims based on social media sources.

Forbes discusses the role that social media can play in divorce cases, and explains that such sources can work for or against you in divorce court. When considering the many different types of online communications that you engage in on a daily basis, it's important to keep in mind that everything from text messages to emails to status updates can be used as evidence in court. If a conversation that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse had via email, for instance, contradicts statements provided in court or in legal documents, either or both of you could be accused of falsifying claims.

Another thing to remember is that pictures and/or comments made online can be used to discover hidden assets and other wrongful activity in divorce. For example, pictures posted on Facebook of your soon-to-be ex-husband or wife on vacation could be used to illustrate that he or she is having an affair. It is also possible for pictures and online comments to be taken out of context and used against you. Consequently, it is generally advised that you refrain from using social media websites while you are engaged in divorce proceedings.

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