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Social media posts can affect property division decisions

| Oct 28, 2020 | divorce

The final terms of a divorce order could impact a California spouse for years to come. It’s crucial to make decisions with the pursuit of a comprehensive property division in mind, especially when it comes to social media. Because Facebook and other platforms offer individuals a place to express their thoughts and feelings, it can may cause someone to say something online that can affect his or her divorce proceedings.

The end of a marriage is an emotionally challenging time. However, it’s best to keep feelings and frustrations off of social media. In fact, it may be smart to get off social media completely until the process is final. Negative posts, pictures and any information revealed online could be used against a person in court by the other party. This is especially common in contentious divorces where the two parties are fighting over property division.

A California spouse may attempt to use pictures to prove that the other spouse is hiding assets. A post could be used by the other side when trying to fight for more money, additional support and a larger share of marital property. Negative posts about the other party can simply make things harder and less likely that the two sides will be able to negotiate.

When it comes to reaching a property division agreement, it’s best to keep information and feelings off the internet. Signing off social media can be a smart way to reduce the chance of complications and setbacks in any negotiation efforts. It helps to remember that nothing online is truly private, and everything posted could negatively impact a divorce proceeding.