With the popularity of social media networks and applications, many aspects of life have become connected to the internet. Whether you want to reserve a taxi, order dinner, exercise with a personalized plan, manage your banking, or find a date, the possibilities of what can be done online are seemingly limitless. A lot of these functions are made available once someone has a user profile that generally includes some basic information like a name and sometimes a photo. Other applications are more geared towards sharing what is going on in your life with your friends

However, almost every social media network can be made accessible to people you do not know, which could affect how your divorce will unfold. If you are considering divorce and unsure whether to adapt your online behavior, an experienced Fort Worth, TX divorce lawyer can offer helpful guidance.

What Risks Do My Social Media Profiles Pose?

When you are in the midst of a divorce, you may not necessarily want your spouse’s lawyer and the judge to see every intimate detail of your life. This is natural; everyone makes mistakes and does not come forward about everything they ever did that they might regret. Additionally, some lawyers might try to paint their client’s spouse negatively for various reasons. If they can make them seem irresponsible, their own client might get a better custody deal. If they can make it seem like the spouse lives a life of luxury, their own client might get a better alimony arrangement. The impression you give off can undoubtedly have an impact on the outcome of your divorce, which is why you need to be aware of the impression you give off on social media.

Even if you are not posting problematic pictures, you can be tagged in a post that might not make you seem the way you would like to appear in court. Say you have a friend who has been through a tough time, and you took her out to help cheer her up. If she then posts some pictures online of you out at a bar with a drink, you might appear wild and irresponsible. For another matter, some parents do not like to post pictures of their children online to protect their privacy, even if they spend quality time with them every day. If their spouse, who usually is not around, suddenly starts posting pictures together with their children and you do not have many pictures like that online, your spouse might be the involved parent, and you are not

Contact a Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer

If you think you might be getting divorced soon and are concerned that your online persona does not serve your interests, a Dallas, TX divorce attorney can review your social media profiles and advise you on moving forward. Call Clark Law Group at 469-765-3910.