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Social media posts and custody disputes

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2018 | Child Custody

If you have found yourself in a dispute over child custody, you could have many questions and areas of concern. In court, a variety of factors will be considered when it comes to determining child custody and it is critical for you to prepare yourself and understand how these issues influence custody decisions. Moreover, there are new considerations that were not present in previous decades, such as social media posts. Whether you share something online and it is used against you or your former spouse has posted something inappropriate on the internet, it is important to realize how social media can affect the outcome of a custody dispute as well.

After splitting up with their partner, some people may become emotionally unstable or turn to drugs or alcohol and share this information online. You should watch what you post, especially if it involves your child or your ability to raise a child. Moreover, some people notice that the other parent of their child has shared something concerning on the internet. Depending on the nature of the post, whether it involves an image, video or text, it may be necessary to bring this up in court.

It can be difficult to make sense of these things in the digital age, especially for someone who is facing immense pressure or negative emotions. However, your child’s well-being may be at stake and it is crucial to be careful during a dispute. Visit our custody and time-sharing section for more on handling a custody dispute.