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How Will Social Media Affect My Divorce?


In today’s technology-driven age, social media has become an almost inescapable tool that, while it has some benefits, also comes with a considerable number of drawbacks.

For couples going through a divorce, those drawbacks can easily become a focal point of the entire case. Your soon to be ex-spouse’s lawyer has the opportunity to comb through any and every profile available online. Depending on your activity, this could provide detailed information on your whereabouts at any given times over the past several years, inappropriate messages or comments, incriminating photos, and more.

This information can be especially incriminating if your soon to be ex-spouse is attempting to prove that you were having an affair. While you may be tempted to go through your old profiles and messages and start deleting everything, that can actually lead to even more problems. Whether or not you have anything to hide, taking this course of action can make it seem like you are trying to cover something up, and that information can still be recovered even after it’s deleted from your profiles.

No matter what you may have posted, commented, shared, etc. online, it’s important to let your attorney know about all of it. Even if there are some things you believe can be used against you in your case, giving your attorney time to prepare to deal with it if it ever comes up can go a long way towards securing a more favorable legal outcome.

At the Harris Law Firm, we will work with you to come up with an effective legal strategy to help put you in the best possible position throughout your divorce case. Our Denver divorce lawyers have worked with thousands of families and individuals throughout our careers, and we will use that experience we’ve gained to help you secure the outcome you deserve. Call us at (303) 622-5502 to speak with a member of our firm over the phone, or fill out our online form today to set up a private consultation.

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