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THE DO’S AND DONT’S OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF SOCIAL MEDIA, TEXTING AND VOICE MAILS FOR DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASES.  THIS INCLUDES DIVORCES, PATERNITY, MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT OR CUSTODY OF CHILDREN.

 

Do not put anything on Facebook or any other social media that is critical of your spouse or any other person.  My advice is to shut down your Facebook page during the pendency of your case.  Facebook postings can be used against you in Court.  I advise printing off any negative Facebook posting of your spouse or the other parent of the children.  If you feel that you must keep your Facebook page going through your divorce, monitor it and make sure that other people don’t post anything critical on your page.  Keep it “scrubbed” clean.

 

Do not text obscene or critical messages to your spouse or other parent of the child.  Never threaten the other party in a text.  Text messages are easily admissible in a Court of law.

Never leave a threatening, obscene or critical voice mail for the spouse, child’s other parent, friend or relative of the other parent.

 

The bottom line is that the last thing you want in a domestic relations case is for a judge to hear your voice threatening of otherwise being critical of the other parent or seeing your texts or Facebook posting criticizing the parent of your children.  Under Missouri law, judges have to look at the ability of the parents to co-parent the children.  If a judge thinks that one parent cannot or will not co-parent then the uncooperative parent will inevitably lose the chance to get custody of the children and will usually get to see the children less than if the parents are both cooperative.

 

REMEMBER, YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE SUCESSFUL IN LIFE IF THE PARENTS ARE COOPERATIVE, WORK TOGETHER AND ARE ON THE SAME PAGE IN THE RAISING OF THE CHILDREN.