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Divorce in the digital era

If you are in the early stages of moving ahead with a divorce, you could have various questions related to legal issues and how this decision will affect your life. With social media and so much access to information, you may also be impacted by technology as you work through the end of your marriage. There are a variety of ways in which technology can impact a person’s divorce, both positive and negative. From online posts to accessing a world of information, it is important to take advantage of the benefits of technology and watch out for some of the pitfalls as well.

For starters, divorce can be contentious and emotionally charged. Some people vent their frustration on a social networking site, whether they post an angry video or leave a threatening message on someone else’s blog. Sharing certain images and text on one’s account is another way people may try to get revenge or hurt their former partner during or after a divorce. However, this online activity can be very damaging for those being attacked and those responsible for the posts as well.

Someone who shares something that is hateful or inappropriate online could experience consequences in court. For example, their activity may be taken into consideration during a dispute over the custody of their child. This is a perfect example of why people need to watch what they say on the internet during a divorce. In some cases, it might be smart to stay offline altogether.

Our family law webpage covers other topics on the end of marriage.

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