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How Can Social Media Hurt Your Child Custody Case?

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Social media has emerged as an integral communication component in today’s digital landscape. Individuals frequently utilize social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter to share their experiences and perspectives, rendering them vulnerable to potential risks. When parents separate, the court will determine custody arrangements for the children’s best interests. They will closely scrutinize parental behavior. That said, while you may believe your social media posts and exchanges are innocuous, they can be used against you in court. If you’re facing a child custody battle, read this to learn how social media can impact the outcome of your case and why connecting with our Connecticut Private Investigator Services For Families is in your best interest. 

How Can Social Media Impact Your Child Custody Case?

When parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, the court must intervene. The court will follow the “best interests of the child” standard to determine an appropriate co-parenting plan. This requires thoroughly examining parental behavior to ensure the children’s welfare. That said, while you may view your social media posts as harmless exchanges between friends, that’s untrue. It’s crucial to understand that the court can use anything posted online against you in court.

During custody battles, parents often post on social media without considering the potential consequences. The emotionally charged atmosphere surrounding an ex-partner can cloud one’s judgment. As such, it’s important to exercise discretion when dealing with legal matters on social media. Disclosing personal and confidential information on these forums can impact the outcome of your custody case. It’s in your best interest to avoid sharing negative statements about your ex-partner online, as this exposure could result in losing custody.

If you’re seeking financial support to take care of your children, it’s inadvisable to post photos of you spending money on yourself. This includes going on lavish vacations. Even if your financial situation isn’t an issue, posts showing that you spend a lot of money on yourself could imply that you don’t act in the best interests of your children. Additionally, if you post pictures that suggest your home is unsafe, the court will be less likely to award custody. This includes posting photos of drug and alcohol use, unlocked gun cabinets, fully stocked bars within reach of your children, etc.

What Should I Do If I Need Help?

If you’re facing a custody battle in a contested divorce, a private investigator can help you dig up deleted information, even from deactivated social media accounts, that can help you prove that you maximize your chances of receiving custody of your children. Our professional investigators will use various databases and resources to locate daming evidence admissible in court. If your parenting time is available, please don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Investigations.

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