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Social media activity and custody disputes

There are a number of factors which can influence the outcome of a custody case, such as the income of each parent and a track record of domestic violence. Some people may not realize, however, that there are other issues which may impact a custody decision. For example, in the digital era, many people regularly post to social media. These posts may consist of relatively mundane information regarding daily life, or they may involve personal information, such as details related to a divorce or child care. If you are in the midst of a custody dispute, it is crucial to be very careful with regard to the information you share online.

Some people may provide certain details on their social media profiles without realizing that this information could be used against them by the other parent of their child during a custody dispute. For example, someone who posts descriptions and images of regular partying, or gives reason to believe that they are mentally unstable or struggling with a drug or alcohol problem may hinder their ability to secure custody of the child. On the other hand, if you notice that your former partner is sharing details about their life that leaves you concerned, it may be necessary to bring this up in the courtroom.

Even if someone shares pictures from one night out, such as a celebration with friends which involved a lot of drinking, this could have a negative impact on how the person’s parenting abilities are viewed. As a result, you should be extremely careful when it comes to sharing information about your life during a custody dispute.

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