Can My Social Media Activity Impact My Child Custody Case?

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Social media has become a staple in our everyday lives. We use it to stay connected with friends and family, share news and experiences, and be entertained. What many people don't realize is that social media can also play a role in their child custody case and may impact the outcome. Let's explore what parents should know about their online activity.

Social Media Posts Can Be Used as Evidence in Court

In a child custody case, social media can be used as evidence. Anything that is posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or any other platform could be introduced as evidence and seen by the judge who will be determining parental decision-making and timesharing for your family.

Social Media Best Practices for Your Family Law Case

It is extremely important to be mindful when posting online.

To ensure that your online activity does not negatively affect you in court, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Be respectful of your co-parent and all members of his/her family unit. Never post negative remarks about them online.
  • Be mindful about what you share online. If you would not want a judge to see it, don’t post it
  • Remove any potentially problematic posts from your account.
  • Consult with a family law attorney to discuss your legal options.

Protection Without Destruction

At Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., we understand how essential it is to develop and present a strong case in custodial disputes. Our team of experienced attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the highest level of professional services.

Schedule a consultation with a member of our team by calling our firm at (813) 223-5421 or filling out our online contact form.

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