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Social media can complicate the divorce process

Numerous Alabama residents have one or more social media accounts. They use them to post about their lives and keep up with what is going on in the lives of their friends and family. Some even use them to meet new people. Social media can be a great communication tool, but it can also cause a lot of unneeded stress, particularly if one is getting a divorce.

Believe it or not, social media content can affect a divorce settlement. It may seem wrong, but that is simply how the world works these days. What both spouses post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or one of the many other social media platforms can be used to paint one another in a bad light. Photos, videos, chat dialogues and posts can be twisted to mean more than what they were intended to help one spouse get what he or she wants out of the divorce process.

So, what should people do about social media when going through a divorce or even after the fact? Some experts advise people to avoid it completely during the process and to practice social media responsibility post-divorce. Deleting accounts is advised against as it can make it look like one has something to hide. The point is, do not give the other side ammo that will hurt one's case.

Alabama residents who have concerns about their social media activities and how they will affect their divorce proceedings can talk to an experienced divorce attorney about it. At the end of the day, social media posts do only share a glimpse of a person's life, which can be explained in a number of ways. With the assistance of legal counsel, one can work to fight any attacks made regarding one's social media usage and take the steps necessary to achieve a fair and balance dissolution settlement.

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