Virginia Divorce| What Not To Do With Social Media by Virginia Divorce Lawyers





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Published on Oct 5, 2010

What Not To Do in Social Media:

What we want to talk to you about today is social media and what not to do with regards to your Facebook, YouTube, Craigslist, Twitter page or Twitter, etc. So you want to get it started?

Sure, one thing that I would advise you to do is not to be on any dating services, even if you've been separated for the statutory period, whether it's a year or six months. Until you have a signed separation agreement or until you have a divorce decree, you really need to stay off the dating service sites. Do not register with anything with your phone number, with your email address, because all that's needed is to be Googled and all that pops up on the web and so if there's a spousal support issue and you're on a dating site and there's more information that can be gathered from that, you may not receive spousal support at the end of your divorce.

And let me tell you, people check that out. Attorneys check that out or have their paralegals check it out. That's one of the first things that's done when your husband retains an attorney. A good attorney is going to make sure that they sort of review the social media sites to see what's out there and you'd be shocked at what people put on their websites and even sites that we haven't mentioned here, but which are clearly about dating or hooking up and are clearly harmful to our clients when our clients are involved and particularly if you're looking for spousal support. How do you think your husband's going to feel when he sees that you and some guy are dancing or partying or just talking to each other?

And you would be amazed at how much you can discover on the internet. Even when you think that you can't, you certainly can and I would also advise you that if you have a computer that has been a family computer you need to have that checked out. There could be remote access to that computer. There could be a key logger on that computer and although a lot of these softwares are illegal, it doesn't stop your husband from putting them on your computer and following everything that you do, knowing all your passwords, all your instant chat messages.

And this might surprise you a little bit, but you know if some information is illegally obtained, for instance let's say that you husband breaks in the house and steals your diaries or your notebooks, that information is still admissible evidence even though it was purloined or taken in a way, you know, let's say you had exclusive possession of the home when he shouldn't have been there and he was. So don't think because something was illegally obtained that he can't be used against you. It can so be very, very careful.

If you have any questions about this, you can come to one of our second Saturday seminars on the second Saturday of every month. We have them in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Newport News. We have them on the third Tuesday of the month in Virginia Beach and on the Thursday of the month in Newport News so and there are always attorney's present, as well as therapists so this is a great way to get information. It's very inexpensive. $40.00 at the door. It's like $31.50 if you go in advance to tidewaterdivorceseminars.com so thank you very much and look forward to seeing you at one of our seminars or meeting you in a personal confidential appointment.

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