Many people don’t realize that their personal lives become part of the public record when they share things on social media, so whatever you post, like, comment, friend, and follow can be used to help or hurt you in divorce proceedings. The attorneys of Neal Ashmore Family Law Group have compiled a few simple guidelines to help you avoid common social media pitfalls in divorce.
DO turn on privacy settings. Make sure that your ex and his or her family and friends cannot view your social media accounts. If your social media page is public, anything posted is immediately fair game to be entered as evidence in court.
DON’T reveal your location. Many social media sites can and will reveal your location when you upload images and post status updates. If you’re not where you’re “supposed” to be, it’s better to skip the status update until you get home to avoid instigating an argument with your ex.
DO portray positivity. Try to paint the most positive, yet realistic, picture of yourself as you can. Posting pessimistic, depressing, or unflattering things about yourself only hurts you in the long run.
Our team of four lawyers provides clients with efficient and effective representation using extensive family law experience. Each of our attorneys is AV-rated based on Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system that reflects our lawyers’ ability and professionalism.
Bill Neal handles the most complex family law cases but his approach is very simple: protect the client at every turn. He is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists with over three decades of experience.
Jim Ashmore has a reputation that precedes him as one of the most formidable family law attorneys around. With over 100 cases under his belt, clients know they can count on Jim to help them through their most difficult situations. Jim handles divorce, child custody, and contested probate cases. He has also been appointed by the courts in Denton and Dallas counties to represent children involved in divorce cases.
Jake Collier has extensive training in mediation and arbitration to resolve any issues that may come up during divorce and custody cases. He previously served as the Judge of the 158th Judicial District County for 8 years. During that time, he presided over more than 100 jury trials, 1000 non-jury trials, and thousands of adversary hearings. Jake is a Qualified Mediator by the State Bar of Texas and has been for over two decades. He also served as a Municipal Judge in Lewisville from 1973-1979.
Scott Rewak has devoted his career to guiding people through their unique family law matters. He is highly experienced in cases involving divorce, child custody, modifications, paternity suits and premarital agreements, both in court trials and alternative dispute resolution arenas. Scott is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.