Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are ideal for keeping in touch with friends, but they have no place in your divorce as they can complicate the process if they contain evidence of an extramarital affair or if they are used to air your grievances with your spouse.
Texas is a no-fault divorce state, but judges are still human and may admit evidence of adultery as relevant when making certain decisions in the divorce. These days, many clients are providing us with evidence of a spouse’s affair found on social media accounts, text messages, and emails. Due to the anger resulting from an affair, most people will go to any lengths to determine whether a spouse is cheating, and cell phones and social networking sites are the first places a suspicious spouse will look for evidence these days.
Social media such as Facebook may also complicate a divorce if a spouse uses it as a pulpit to post negative comments about the other spouse or the status of the divorce. You should never make negative comments about your spouse or the divorce on social media sites while the divorce is pending. Such comments can prevent a quick resolution of the divorce, antagonize your spouse, and potentially embarrass your children and family. Don’t assume that your spouse or his friends and family are not able to somehow learn of your Facebook posts and photos. Ultimately, the court can become involved if negative or harassing social media comments persist. If you must vent or discuss your divorce or spouse, do so with your family and friends and avoid Facebook.
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