Our society has come a long way with technology in just the past 20 years. We went from beepers and pay phones to smartphones and the internet in a short time, and it has forever changed the world. But with these changes, like any changes, come growing pains. The extensive connections that we can now make online are of particular importance to the family law community. More specifically, we are talking about the way social media can impact a divorce.
This is a new phenomenon, even though Facebook and Twitter have been prevalent in divorce filings for the last few years. As a result, some splitting spouses may not know what to do -- or what to avoid -- when they log in to their social media sites during divorce.