Facebook, Instagram and Family Law

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

In today’s world with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, text messages, it is common for people to “over share” things that should not be made public, especially if they have an ongoing divorce or custody case pending. I am often asked at the beginning of a divorce case what a client can do to protect themselves.


One of the first things you can do to protect your interests is NOT to write about your legal case online!


Note that anything you post on the internet can be used as evidence against you in the future. You should also avoid posting anything about your children.


Remember that every text message you send is also admissible as evidence. Admitting infidelity, a desire to not have custody of your children, admitting to mental health problems or threatening self-harm is never a good idea.


If you’re going through a divorce or custody action, contact an attorney today to make sure you don’t make any simple missteps in the early days of your case. 269-381-4471