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How Social Media Can Derail Your Family Court Case


Social media plays a major role in many people’s lives. It allows them to keep up with friends and family, follow the latest news and trends, and promote themselves, certain products, or a business. Unfortunately, most of us have heard about scammers who use social media as a way of targeting potential victims. In addition to protecting yourself against cybercrime, be aware of how your social media usage could negatively impact you in other ways.

Posts and photos on social media are increasingly being used in legal cases and could jeopardize your rights in court. Our Seminole family attorney explains how they can be used against you in divorce, child custody proceedings, and other family law cases.

How Social Media Can Be Used Against You In The Pinellas County Family Court.

Legal proceedings held through the Pinellas County Family Court deal with sensitive matters. that impact your relationships with others and your rights in regard to children, as well as ownership of property and assets.

If you are going through a divorce or are involved in paternity proceedings, child custody disputes, or another type of family court case, be aware of how social media can be used against you. Posts, tags, pictures, photos, and pages you follow can all be used by opposing counsel in the following ways:

  • To prove you misrepresented yourself in legal documents;
  • To dispute your need for alimony or other types of financial payments;
  • To cast doubt on your parenting abilities;
  • To prove you are openly hostile and aggressive towards your former spouse or others involved in your case.

Protect Yourself On Social Media While Your Pinellas County Family Court Case Is Being Resolved

There is no denying the popularity of social media. Many of us scroll through our feeds and post photos, memes, and other types of content throughout the day. Unfortunately, your online activities could have major impacts on you in real life. According to a recent Claims Journal Report, social media is now one of the first places insurers are likely to look when gathering evidence to dispute personal injury claims.

Your social media posts could also have major impacts on your rights in a divorce, child custody disputes, or other family court proceedings. To protect yourself, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Temporarily disable social media until your Pinellas County Family Court case is resolved;
  • If that is not possible, restrict the amount of time spent on various platforms;
  • Change your settings from public to private;
  • Do not accept any new friend requests;
  • Restrict friends and family from tagging you in their posts;
  • Refrain from posting anything about your case, the other people involved, or the outcome you are hoping to get.

Contact Our Pinellas County Family Attorney Today

At the Reep Law Firm, we provide the trusted legal guidance and professional representation you need in family court cases. To protect your rights, call or contact our office online and request a consultation with our Seminole family attorney today.




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