Monday, March 10, 2014

Online Interactions During Divorce Proceedings

It is increasing popular for people to share a lot of very personal information on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.  Often times individuals in divorce proceedings share their divorce frustrations with family and friends via social media.  Unfortunately, the sharing of such information can have many unintentional consequences that can be used against them in the divorce litigation.  Divorce attorneys regularly experience social media conflicts that get out of hand during divorce procedures, which can lead to expensive new lawsuits.
It is highly recommended to divorcing individuals to immediately deactivate their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or whatever other online social media.  Often, even texting and email can lead to unwarranted skirmishes and increased frustration and drama during divorce matters.  Clients are urged to refrain from inflammatory texting and emails and should approach their communication with their soon-to-be ex-spouse in a more business like fashion.  Today’s instant access to so many online outlets greatly increases the likelihood of making a “virtual boo-boo” that can cost you big time.  It is for these reasons that client’s should heed the advice and shut down, deactivate and otherwise minimize their online interactions during their divorce proceedings.
 For more information or help with any of your Family Law needs, contact Joseph Stafford at 216-241-1074 or e-mail

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