Social networking smarts a plus during divorce

In a world where communicating via Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites is seemingly as commonplace as eating and breathing, it can be easy to share innermost feelings and frustrations for the world to see. However, adults must be careful not to share too much information online, as these posts could work against them in divorce or child support cases.

According to a Florida divorce lawyer, posts regarding certain activities like buying expensive new gadgets, cars or other toys can hurt one’s legal argument that he or she cannot afford alimony or child support. In addition, Facebook posts can also hinder someone looking for spousal support.

To combat these issues, adults can censor themselves from online over-sharing. For added security, social networking sites offer privacy settings that can be adjusted to include everyone online or just a few trusted friends. Adults going through divorces are encouraged to keep their social networking as secure as possible.

PC World reminds social networking members to use caution. A new feature on Facebook allows “check ins” that show the places a person has been and who they were with. This feature can be disabled, however.