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Social Media a Routine Component of Divorce Proceedings in Nashville and Throughout the U.S.

Tiffany Johns Law June 24, 2015

Social media has become a blessing for people who want to maintain connections with friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, it has also become one of the leading causes of divorce in Nashville and throughout the U.S… Between old flames, new temptations, and other sources of marital stress Facebook and Twitter are now the most commonly cited reasons leading up to divorce. On top of being the leading cause of marital disturbances, personal accounts are routinely subpoenaed by Nashville divorce attorneys as a source of information in divorce proceedings.

There are several potential benefits, however, of introducing incriminating evidence from your spouse’s social media account. Adultery is among the most common reasons why social media evidence is introduced before the divorce court judge. This is particularly true when a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement has an adultery clause. A skilled Nashville divorce attorney gathers information from social media as evidence that your spouse broke their vows to you and help you recover the full monetary compensation you deserve.

Nashville divorce attorneys have been shocked over the last several years at the devastating impact social media has had on spouses and their children. As you separate from your spouse, make sure you do not let social media negatively impact your divorce in any way. The best advice is to not put anything online, or engage in any conversations on your social media account, that you would not want a divorce judge to read.

Contact our experienced Nashville divorce attorney at Middle Tennessee Family Law if you are considering divorce, or have been served divorce papers. Do not turn to social media or use it for anything that may be used against you in a divorce proceeding. We strongly suggest you keep your personal matters private and limit what you say to others via social media messages. For your free initial consultation, call us or contact us online.