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Social media and divorces in Texas

Social media has been changing the way that many divorces are handled. In the past, the only evidence that someone might have of a dishonest spouse was hearsay. However, due to the increased use of social media, divorcing individuals are frequently able to find out about their soon-to-be ex-spouses' raises at work, cheating and behavior that might reflect poorly on them during a custody battle.

This is because social media posts can be admissible as evidence during a divorce. If someone brags about how much money they have or how they're out partying all the time, these posts could be used against them in court.

It's not just social media that can get people in trouble when ending their marriage; emails and texts are now being subpoenaed too. Anything contained in an email about someone's finances or the value of assets could be used in a courtroom to influence a judge and have a significant effect on the outcome of a case. Some experts now urge clients to avoid saying anything online that they would not want a judge to see.

There are a variety of issues that a divorcing couple will need to resolve, including child and spousal support, asset division and custody. If a couple is willing to work together, a mediated divorce may be possible. However, if a couple cannot agree on how to determine matters related to ending their marriage, the divorce will need to be litigated. A lawyer could help a client in determining which assets they should seek and if they might be eligible for spousal support.

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