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Illinois family lawyerYou likely use Facebook on a regular basis. Although it may be tempting to vent about your soon to be ex and discuss your divorce on Facebook, doing so can do more harm than good. While you are going through a divorce, you should be careful about what you share on Facebook and keep your personal life private. Here are four ways Facebook can be used against you in divorce:

1. Your posts can turn into evidence.

Your soon-to-be-ex and their attorney may visit your Facebook profile to see whether there are any status updates, posts, or photos that can be used against you. Believe it or not, studies have disclosed that 67% of attorneys use Facebook as their main source of evidence in divorce cases.

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyFirst comes love, then comes marriage, but for 3.6 percent of all 1,000 marriages in the United States, then comes divorce. Forgotten are the memories of wedding preparation and hopeful bliss as many couples strive to reach marital milestones but fall short. One unfortunate aspect of the divorce epidemic in the U.S. is for those couples who threw caution to the wind and spent upwards to $30,000 to commemorate their special day, never imagining that divorce would ever grace their front door.

In hindsight, there was the venue, the caterer, the musicians, the dress, the cake and of course the photographer who was hired to catch every breathtaking and memorable moment. One of the most expensive of expenditures, the wedding photographer is estimated to consume 10 to 15 percent of the total wedding budget as prices range anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000.

Just as couples planned for their wedding day, experts believe it is advisable to also plan for an impending divorce as the average cost of dissolving a marriage in the U.S. today can run the gambit of anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000, photographer excluded, but perhaps not entirely.

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