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How Can Social Media Affect Your Orlando, Florida Divorce Case?

How can social media postings affect your Orlando, Florida divorce case? Anything you post on social media can be used against you in court. Anything you post on social media may be subpoenaed by your spouse’s attorney. Why is this important? For example, if you are denying your spouse more support than the spouse is requesting, yet posting pictures on Face Book or Instagram of an extravagant lifestyle, that could hurt your case. The other spouse’s attorney could subpoena the social media pictures and introduce them at a temporary relief hearing and/or trial. This would not help your argument that you cannot afford alimony. It will hurt your case. Therefore, think before you post. Postings can come back to haunt you. And never, ever post when you are drunk or angry. What you post, may cause irreparable damage. Standard common sense social media rules are extremely important to follow when your Marital and Family Law case is pending whether it is a divorce case, custody case, paternity case, or child support matter.

These rules apply to sending email and text messages too. Never email and text nasty profane messages. They could later be used against you. Never email or text something that you would be embarrassed if it was introduced into evidence at court. The other party may print the email and introduce it as evidence in court. The other party may also take a screen shot of your text and introduce that into evidence. That includes photos that you email or text. Never threaten the other party in email or texts. Do not write something you will later regret. Do not say something that can be used to show you are not telling the truth in court because you said something different on social media, in an email, or text.

If you have further questions regarding social media in a Marital and Family Law case or general questions regarding an Orlando Family Law case in general, you may call Ann Marie Gilden of Ann Marie Giordano Gilden, P. A. at 407-732-7620 for an initial consultation.

This article is for information only, and does not form an attorney client privilege.If you have more questions regarding divorce, you may call Ann Marie Gilden, Esquire of Ann Marie Giordano Gilden, PA at 407-732-7620 to set an initial consultation and obtain further information regarding this subject.

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