Many times, attorneys will tell you all the different ways that social media can be bad for your case. Posting pictures of nights out drinking or writing content that puts you in a bad light can certainly be harmful to your case.
However, there are times when your social media may be beneficial. For example, do you stay in touch with your child’s classmates’ parents in a group chat? Do you play a role in the online Parent Teacher Association meetings or help run a school group for a group your child is involved in?
Social media can show just how involved you are in your child’s life
One of the major advantages of social media is that it does record many parts of your life. That includes having other people take photographs of you with your child at events and then post them, having a record of your interactions with other parents online and even showing that you are helping moderate group discussions that could impact your child’s activities.
Shouldn’t you shut off your social media during your divorce?
Social media is normally something to lock down immediately once you know that you’re planning to divorce, which means restricting access to the account or shutting it down completely. However, before you do that, you should make sure you have screenshots or files that show your involvement in your child’s life. Copy photographs, capture conversations and make sure your attorney knows that much of your involvement can be seen online in those parent groups.
Your digital footprint could help show your good intentions
Whether you’re a mother or father, the reality is that you may not always be physically present at an event or be home to help with homework. However, showing that you’re working behind the scenes to set up play dates or to find out more information about your child’s medical condition will show how involved you really are and how much you care. This is information that your attorney can use to help you win your custody case, so that you get as much time with your child as you need.