Our world in 2019 is a completely new one. Long gone are the days of privacy,
especially when it comes to our personal lives--though this isn’t
because our information is being taken from us. We are the ones freely
giving it away, unaware of how many eyes our social media posts reach.
Though it may seem harmless to share snippets of your life on Facebook
or Twitter, even if the only people you allow access to are approved,
you are volunteering this information to the entire world. The truth of
the matter is, there is no such thing as anonymity or privacy online--especially
in the eyes of the law.
Our Houston family law attorneys of the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny
have seen endless
divorce cases resolve unfairly simply because one party decided to put their lives
online. Though it may seem trivial, what you post can have a serious impact
on your future. Innocently sharing a photo of your weekend plans or vacation
will give your ex cause to suggest you don’t need financial support.
Openly displaying or talking about your new love interest will harm your
chances of custody or visitation with your children, and visibly speaking
ill of your ex will affect your case most of all. Remember, a judge can
require you relinquish your passwords and allow social media to be used
against you in court.
What Can I Do?
The first step to take, if you haven’t already, is to make sure all
your profiles are private. Change your passwords and avoid having personal
conversations online, even if you trust the person. You must also remember
to un-sync your accounts with your ex, including calendars, financial
or storage accounts, messengers, and more.
Contact Our Houston Family Lawyers Today
Facing divorce alone is nearly impossible, and with our Houston
family law attorneys of the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, you don’t have
to worry about being unprepared in the face of the challenge up ahead.
Our legal team will ensure you are ahead of the curve because your success
is our ultimate priority.
Are you interested in scheduling an initial consultation with a representative
of our firm?
Contact us by calling (713) 936-2300.