Social media has become a natural part of life for most people. We use it to blow off steam when our jobs get stressful, brag about our successes and sometimes share intimate details of our lives that we might not reveal if we were face to face. When people in Missouri are going through divorce proceedings and/or child custody litigation, however, some attorneys suggest they keep it all to themselves. Using social media to reveal personal details may negatively impact the case's outcome.
Since social media may be used for evidence in a divorce proceeding, it is not advisable to delete one's accounts. It may be wise to simply avoid using them for a while since one's spouse and his or her attorney may be monitoring such sites for evidence. Some of that evidence may include posts about lavish vacations or purchases that contradict any statements one has made regarding finances. They may also look for evidence of infidelity or changes in employment that may affect a judge's decisions.