Child Custody Disputes: 4 Ways To Keep Social Media Posts In Line


It can be a constant uphill battle fighting for child custody. So, anything that you can do to ease the stress and risk of losing is necessary, which includes limiting your social networking presence. Yes, your presence online can be used against you in settlement talks and in trial, and among the last of things that you want or need to do is put your case in jeopardy because of something online. Here are a few things that can help you stay on top of social media use during your custody battle:

1. Try to Maintain Some Level of Civility.

While you may want to rip your former lover a new one, the place to do it is in private and not on Facebook or Twitter. For one, rants on social media are only going to makeyour child custody battle nastier. Plus, depending on how much of a jerk your ex is and what exactly you say, he or she could file a defamation suit against you. So, when you feel the urge to let out a rant, take a really big breath, get off your social media and talk to a therapist. Allow your lawyer to handle the arguments.

2. Try to Build a Wall on Social Media.

More than likely, you and your former significant other share a number of followers and friends on social media. Because of this, anything that you say online could potentially get back to your ex. So, be careful who you say what to and try to keep things as separate as possible from your ex. If there is a social media prenuptial agreement in place, make sure to abide by it to avoid any legal complications. If you don't have one, you may consider putting one into effect to designate who has access to which social media accounts, photos and other media.

3. Try to Avoid Checking In and Posting Your Location.

It may be an automatic setting, but if your location is constantly posted with each photo you take and status update you make, you'll want to take that default setting off. You will also want to stop checking in at locations, especially if you're checking out a new bar. Anything and everything posted online can and will likely be used against you. Your ex could use your check-ins and location posts against you to show that you don't deserve full custody.

4. Try to Avoid Social Media Completely.

In the end, your best bet is going to be to say goodbye to social media until the child custody dispute is over. If you do not have a presence online, then you can't mess anything up and it can't be used against you. This is the only sure-fire way to safeguard yourself and your case in regards to social media. While it may seem a bit radical, it will be worth it in the end if it helps you win your child custody case.

If you need assistance fighting your ex for custody, contact an experienced family law or child custody lawyer in your local area. 


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