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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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b2ap3_thumbnail_smartphone-app.jpgThe social media explosion in the last decade has created vast, new environment for sharing stories, pictures, and information with family, friends, and even complete strangers. It can certainly be a lot of fun to jump on Facebook after or during an exciting adventure and to share the experience.  Before you click the “post” button, however, it is important to keep in mind that, if you are currently pursuing a personal injury claim, the things you post to social media sites—to borrow from the Miranda warnings—can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Appearances Are Important

When you have been injured in an accident, you have every right to get back to the enjoyable activities of daily life. For many, of course, this involves the frequent use of social networks. However, it is absolutely vital for you to realize that social media posts can very easily be taken out of context and presented in a manner that makes you seem much less credible. In addition, your posts, when spun by a defendant’s attorney, can make your injuries appear less severe than the reality.

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