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DuPage County family law attorneySocial media networks present unique dangers to your divorce and child allocation proceedings. In criminal or personal injury cases, clients are often advised to make their profiles private so that investigators or insurance companies cannot see their posts or profiles. In divorce and child allocation actions, making your social media private may not be enough of a protective measure because there is a greater likelihood that your account is connected with other people involved in your case, including friends and family members.

Taking Precautions

When you are involved in a divorce-related legal matter, consider adjusting the privacy settings of your social media accounts. In addition to making your profile private, you may also wish to limit your posting to social media. You should keep in mind that anything you post to social media could eventually be presented in your family law proceedings. Common examples may include:

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DuPage County divorce attorneysThere are almost as many reasons to divorce as there are couples. Some split because of infidelity, others because of domestic violence, and still others because they simply “grew apart.” Even the internet has taken its fair share of the blame. It may be getting a lot more of that attention, thanks to the ever-growing phenomenon known as “facebragging” – the online over-sharing of positive, personal information.

Experts Say Social Media is Creating Unrealistic Expectations

People are spending more and more of their time online these days, which means they are frequently exposed to an inaccurate portrayal of perfection. Everyone does it after all – share only the good and cover up the bad. They post photographs of their picture-perfect wife but do not tell you that she is cheating, or they share the amazing vacations they take and fail to disclose that they spend weeks at a time away from their family. It is not that people intentionally hide this information to hurt anyone else; it is just hard to admit when there is a problem.

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