How to Lose Your Divorce or Custody Case Before You Even File

cell phone hurt divorce caseA picture is worth 1,000 words. Keep your private life private. Cell phones and social media can cause you to lose your Illinois divorce or child custody case.

Cellphone Photos: Nothing makes your spouse's divorce lawyer happier than photos of you doing something you shouldn't. Those jelly shots at the bar last Saturday night might seem like a good idea at the time but no take no photos. You and your divorce Judge may have differing ideas about what makes you a good parent.

Status Updates: Status updates on Twitter and Facebook are gold to divorce attorneys and can be used as evidence against you in court. A post about vacationing or spending habits may conflict with the financial status you've presented in court.

For example if you go on a trip with a significant other your ex may be able to obtain a portion of that expense, also known as dissipation. Think twice before you post.

Text Messages: Don't send your soon to be ex a text message or string of messages when you are upset or angry. They can be used as proof by your ex's divorce lawyer that you have "anger issues" so that your visitation with your children should be suspended or supervised since you are an unstable person.

Remember while paper photos, letters, or messages may have a limited shelf life, cellphone photos, emails or text messages last forever. Your future ex, your future spouse and any future employers may find those photos long after you have forgotten all about them.

Contact an Illinois family law attorney today for your divorce, child custody, or child support issues. The attorneys of Martoccio & Martoccio can assist you.

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