Be Careful What You Post: Social Media Content in Family Court

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Dr. Miriam Galindo
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As a social worker, Miriam Galindo helps families in Santa Ana, California, make decisions in the best interests of their children. In addition to directing a group home for children in need, Miriam Galindo is experienced with family court services and custody proceedings in the state of California.

It is no secret that most adults who use the internet participate in some form of social media. Many users are aware of the implications their postings can have on their careers, but few realize just how damning social media can be during divorce proceedings and custody disputes. As long as the posts in question were not obtained illegally, anything an individual chooses to post on social media can be used as admissible evidence against him or her in family court. Even if your profile is set to private, content shared by mutual friends without consent can become problematic down the line.

This creates a problem for many users who share information indiscriminately in times of family conflict. Everything from ill-advised comments about an ex to photographs of inappropriate conduct in front of children can cause problems in divorce and custody battles.

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