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Separation and Social Media

Tuesday 28th of February 2023
By: Stephanie Svendsen, Coote Family Lawyers (Image: Getty)

Once again thanks for dealing efficiently with my property settlement and divorce.

Did you know that there are certain types of social media content that can be used as evidence in Court?  In her article for Bounty Parents, Gillian Coote explains why separation and social media is a doomed coupling.

"Social media evidence may be used in a variety of family law cases, including child support payments and childrens arrangements - including custody matters.... The same applies to child and spousal support payments"

"A separation or divorce is a stressful and overwhelming time for most people, but it’s vital to think carefully about how you use social media, the images and information you (and your friends and family) share about your ex, and the ongoing Court proceedings."

Gillian's advice is to "stay off social media until everything has been finalised and the dust has settled".

You can read her full article here "Law expert says separationa nd social media is a doomed coupling"

If you are concerned about your ex's social media posts or simply need advice on your separation call one of our top Melbourne family lawyers to see where you stand on 03 9804 0035.




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