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Divorce in the digital age

Over the last decade, smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous, and along with that evolution, we have become more connected than ever before in human history. With the touch of a button, you can share the most intimate joys and tragedies of your life with an entire circle of friends and family. But social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are double-edged swords. The power to share all this information instantaneously is intoxicating, but it can have unintended consequences.

This is especially true when it comes to high asset divorce. While social media gaffes have led to plenty of divorces, they've also been the source of many a slip up by a divorcing spouse. A splitting couple still shares a host of mutual friends and even if a wife can't see her ex-husband's profile anymore, there are lots of ways to find out what he's up to. For instance, he may be telling the courts that he is broke, but his social media says otherwise: he's buying new cars and taking lavish trips.

Keep in mind that texts, emails and social media posts leave a permanent record and can be used in court. This could work for you or it could be your downfall, so make sure you are comfortable having a judge read anything you post.

Attorneys have adapted to the digital age and can now use posts and emails from your soon-to-be-former spouse to help you get the best outcome in property division, child support and child custody. 

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