We share our laughter, our tears, our upsets and our anger online or in a text message. More than that, we share intimate details about our lives. Even more importantly, although your social media or other digital communications may be intended as private ─only for friends, it doesn’t always turn out that way.
Never have communications been as easily documented as they are with digital media. Whatever you say is recorded forever and can be made available in a court case through subpoena. Airing private matters in a courtroom is not what most people want. When friends line up, taking sides in your divorce, your complaint made in confidence can be read aloud for the whole courtroom to hear. Even when you negotiate out-of-court, certain communications put you at a disadvantage.
While your spouse’s communications may provide ammunition for your case, remember that your communications may also be used in the same fashion.