Many times, divorce means more than living in separate houses. People can move across town or across the world because of the aftermath of a divorce. They meet someone new, take a different job, return to where their extended family lives, or just decide they need a change.
A recent court case shows how sensitive social media posts can become in divorce proceedings. This can be especially so when child custody and visitation rights are at stake.
The availability of digital evidence has become a gamechanger in divorce cases. From over-sharing on Facebook to ubiquitous cellphone records, the information is out there to affect all aspects of divorce resolution.
A recent divorce case highlights the need for caution when it comes to a social media presence. In Michigan and beyond, husbands and wives who are contemplating divorce should be evaluating the messages they are sending to the online world.
The story is not yet cliché but is becoming far from unique: a person accidentally (or purposefully) accesses their spouse's Facebook page and finds condemning evidence of an affair. A messy divorce soon follows.