Posting On Social Media During A Divorce

Leigh Vance de la Reza - family-law - Super Lawyers

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Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
901 S Mopac Expressway , Barton Oaks Plaza II, Suite 200
Austin, TX
Phone: 5123010274
Fax: 512-480-0074

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[MUSIC PLAYING] LEIGH DE LA REZA: If you're involved in a family lawsuit or really any lawsuit, you should be concerned about what you're posting on social media. Everything that you post is open to the public. It can be requested in discovery. It could be subpoenaed. If you remove it after already posting, you could get in trouble for spoliation of evidence. So it can be very serious.

There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to post normal day to day things. But be careful saying anything about your lawyer, talking about the case, talking about the other party in a negative or derogatory way, especially if you have children that are friends on your Facebook page. You have to be careful because what you say is an admission. You're putting that out to the public, and it can be used against you. Before you say anything about your soon to be ex-wife, or your new girlfriend, or your children, be sure to think about how that may be seen by a court or by a jury.



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