What Can Be Used Against Me in a Divorce?By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
Many aspects go into filing for a divorce, and it may be difficult to process this change in your life while taking the most effective legal action. Some people may become overwhelmed by their emotions or make mistakes that ultimately hurt their chances of achieving their ideal outcome.
Whatever the case, knowing what can and cannot be used against you in a court of law as it relates to your divorce is important. Here are three things our experienced divorce attorneys would like you to be cognizant of during your divorce.
Social Media Posts
Courts will evaluate what you say and do throughout a divorce case, including what you post online. Social media is a public record, and anyone can access your posts, even if you delete them. Posts directed against the other party in your case can be used by the other party’s attorney to create a negative perception of you during the divorce proceedings. You should be cautious about what you post concerning your divorce, particularly if there are privacy and confidentiality concerns surrounding the separation. The other party’s attorney can also use social media posts to contradict what you have said in Court.
During a divorce, each spouse should be transparent about all debts and assets, as the court will assess and distribute them. Moving money or hiding it before your divorce will not yield the result you desire. Most likely, the court will discover any hidden assets and could issue sanctions against you accordingly.
Text Messages & Emails
Generally, it is best not to send spiteful texts messages or emails during a divorce. Though aggression may feel good in the moment, sending such texts or emails will only hurt you in the long run. Your ex and their lawyer can use text messages and emails against you in court.
Work with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer to Protect Your Best Interests
A divorce is an emotional time, but those going through a separation should consider the legal process involved. Your ex-spouse can use any rash decisions you make against you, which may affect the ultimate outcome of your divorce.
A knowledgeable divorce attorney at Moskowitz Law Group can address any of your questions about the legal process of a divorce and help you manage the process. If you are going through a divorce and have questions about what can and cannot be used against you, do not hesitate to contact us today.