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Headed for Divorce in New Jersey?

Don’t Make any of These Social Media Mistakes

How many “rock-solid” (open and shut) divorce cases have been completely ruined by a wayward tweet? More than you might think.

It’s becoming increasingly common. If you are going through a divorce, or even contemplating filing for divorce, then you better believe that your ex-spouse, and your ex-spouse’s attorney are about to become your biggest social media followers.

Here’s why…

In the last three years, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap-chat, and other social media evidence is routinely utilized in family law cases.

You might be reading this article because there is a divorce hearing in your future.

It could happen to anyone, and our law office helps hundreds of clients in New Jersey get their life back on track after a decision to part ways.

Can Your Social Media Activity Destroy any Chance You Have at a Favorable Outcome in a Divorce Case?

Absolutely, and we’ve seen too many instances where that happened. Here are a few potential examples…

Potential Social Media Divorce Case Disasters
  • Child Custody Visitation Dispute…lost due to Instagram bachelor party photos
  • Motion to Reduce Alimony…lost when new girlfriend’s BMW Facebook photos make it into court
  • Entire Divorce Case Legal Strategy…down the tubes when 2 minutes of SnapChat video evidence is used in court to prove marital infidelity

In New Jersey divorce cases, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, etc., can all be used to prove any number of allegations to the court, including your: spending habits, poor lifestyle choices, parenting ability, income level, irresponsible behaviors, dissipation of marital assets, infidelity, and the list never ends.

What Should You do?

If you are facing a divorce in New Jersey, then you should call Aretsky Law Group, P.C. immediately for a Consultation, toll free at 800-537-4154.

As far as social media is concerned…consider refraining from the use of any social media website until all legal matters in the divorce case are settled.

Avoid posting on social media if any of these are in your future: intense child custody battle, child visitation disagreement, alimony hearing, child support hearing, evaluation of marital assets, and any divorce related legal matter. Unless you want to see your status updates, tweets, and images printed out in hard copy and being handed over to a Family Court judge.

Aretsky Law Group, P.C. has helped thousands of New Jersey residents navigate their divorce case. We would be happy to talk to you about your potential options. Give us a call at 800-537-4154 for a consultation / case evaluation.

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