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Technology Your Custody Attorney Would Like You to Avoid During Your Divorce

The lack of the right type of communication is one of the leading causes of divorce today. But unfortunately, more communication is not always the right thing to do if you are going through a divorce or a child custody case.

If the two of you are anything less than amicable, there are certain forms of technology that your custody or divorce attorney would probably prefer that you did not use. This is because all of these can give the other party more evidence or grounds to convince the court to give them what they want.

Text Messages

You may feel that you would be less likely to lash out in anger if you did not have to speak to your ex and it would be safer just to send him or her a text. Unfortunately, this may be a bad idea. One of the most common forms of evidence in a divorce case is a copy of a text message. This may be because the party that initially sent it, or even the one it was sent to, thought it was a secure form of communication that would eventually be deleted. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Text messaging can create a paper trail that can be very damaging to your case. While you think that you may be able to get rid of them from your end of the conversation, think again. All your ex's attorney has to do is follow the proper steps to retrieve them all from the cell phone provider. 

Social Media

Another place your divorce lawyer or custody attorney would like for you to avoid at all costs are social media websites. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others are all designed to show where you are, who you are with, where you are going, what you are doing, and every other steps you are taking. Do you want your ex to be able to argue that you were on vacation without the children during the month you had asked to have them during summer vacation?

Some of your friends are probably still friends with your ex, and they will be able to see not only what you post, but other posts you are tagged in. You may even have people to pose as your friend, or befriend you during this time, just in order to be able to access this information.

Don't give your ex more ammunition than they already have. Try to communicate with them verbally and at the end of the day the worse thing that could happen is that it will be their word against yours. To learn more about how to make your divorce as smooth as possible, visit resources like http://madisonlf.com.