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What You Need to Know About Social Media and Your Illinois Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

Kane County Divorce and Family Law attorney

Even though social media has not been around for a very long time, it has found a significant place in our society. For many people, social media plays a significant role in their lives, allowing them to communicate with friends and family members in ways that they may not have been able to otherwise. However, social media can also be detrimental to relationships and can cause other issues if you decide to get a divorce. A skilled divorce lawyer will be able to guide you throughout your divorce and can keep you informed about your social media use.

Your Actions on Social Media Can Affect Nearly Every Area of Your Divorce

Your social media use can have a big impact on your divorce proceedings as a whole. A plethora of issues can be affected by what you and others post on social media, including issues such as spousal support, asset division, parenting time, and child custody. For example, a spousal support and asset division order could be affected by a photo posted of extravagant purchases that a spouse made after they made claims that they did not have the funds to do so.

Social Media Posts Can Be Admitted as Evidence in Court

Snapping a photo of your friends during a night out and uploading it to Facebook might be a normal part of your social media habits, but something as seemingly innocent as a photo with friends can turn out to be a nuisance during a divorce. Illinois courts allow social media posts and other electronic sources to be used as evidence in civil court cases as long as the posts are relevant to the case and authentic. Attorney Matthew M. Williams will use his more than 15 years of family law experience to provide you with guidance on what is considered admissible social media evidence.

Our Kendall County Divorce Attorney is Here to Answer Your Questions

Posting photos and other content on social media is a typical part of many peoples’ lives in today’s world, but social media use should be taken seriously during your divorce. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we can help you determine whether or not your spouse’s social media posts could be used as evidence to further your case in court. We can also guide you through your divorce and advise you on how you should and should not use your social media accounts during the divorce process. To schedule a consultation with our Yorkville, IL divorce lawyer, call our office today at 630-409-8184.

 

Sources:

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/family-law-social-media-evidence-divorce-cases

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/a-look-at-how-social-medi_b_10633940

 

The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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