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Don’t let Facebook ruin your divorce

A divorce in Clinton Township, Michigan, can cause significant upheaval. If you are one of those who is able to communicate with your spouse without letting emotions drive the process, you both may be in much better shape than those who resort to litigation. At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we are pleased to work with people who wish to file uncontested divorces. Particularly when a child is involved, the less hostility the parents express, the less traumatic the transition will be. One factor in keeping the process smooth is using discretion on social media sites such as Facebook.

Forbes Magazine recommends that anyone who is going through divorce change passwords for all email, social media and other accounts. Even so, you may not want to assume from this that your online information will be private, and you should not send anything to anyone that you would not be willing to have a judge or your spouse read.

Information that disrupts the peace in your divorce does not necessarily have to be significant. Pictures or comments about a new relationship or dating activities could upset the emotional balance of your separation. So, too, could a picture, text, social media post or other communication that indicates you or your spouse has not been honest. Losing the ability to communicate effectively could destroy any trust the two of you have worked to establish, and open the door to a lawsuit or custody battle. For more information about this subject, please see our page on divorce and communication.

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