Social media can raise some complex issues in Texas divorces

On Behalf of | May 4, 2015 | Divorce

Evidence can play a very major role in big divorce issues in Texas divorces, like child support, child custody, alimony and property division. Thus, new potential sources of evidence for divorce cases can be very impactful. One new potential evidence source that has arisen in recent years is social media. There are all sorts of different things people discuss and post about on their social media accounts. Thus, when a couple is getting divorced, it is possible that one or both members of the couple could end up posting things on their social media accounts which could be considered relevant to important divorce issues. Thus, among the things individuals in today’s world who are getting divorced may have concerns and questions about is whether any of their or their ex spouse’s social media activity could end up being used as evidence in divorce proceedings.

Here in Texas, things are in a somewhat unsettled and complex state when it comes to use of social media activity as evidence in divorce cases. This is, in part, because Texas currently does not have any state statutes directly addressing this issue. Thus, how potential evidence involving social media will be treated in a given divorce case, such as whether it will be deemed admissible, can currently be very situation-dependent in the state.

Consequently, when it comes to evidence issues regarding social media in a divorce here in Texas, it can very helpful for a divorcing individual to have the representation of an attorney who understands the complexities of this emerging area of divorce law.

Social media evidence issues are among the divorce issues our Texas law firm can help divorcing individuals with. To learn more about our firm’s services when it comes to this emerging area of divorce law, see our website’s page on the topic.