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TikTok: How to Avoid Your Posts Being Used Against You in a Family Law Case

TikTok: How to Avoid Your Posts Being Used Against You in a Family Law Case

TikTok is the newest social media platform that has swept the nation. Although TikTok can be a fun, creative outlet, it is important to remember to use it with caution. Just like other forms of social media, anything you post on TikTok can be used against you in court, and when you are involved in a divorce, a custody dispute, or some other family law matter, it’s important to keep your social media free of suspect material.

If you want to keep your account private, it may be a good idea to limit who can see your content by updating your privacy settings. However, even if you have a private account, it is best to refrain from posting about your ex. Although it may be tempting to make a post venting about them, it can come back to haunt you in court. Even if you post something and later delete it, it may be too late. TikTok allows users to easily save videos and many phones have the ability to screen-record.

You may also want to ask your friends not to post about you. Even if your account is private and you are not posting problematic content, your friends’ posts could still cause you grief. They may not mean to cause you problems by posting videos of you, but those posts can do just as much damage as if you had posted them yourself. Their profiles can be discovered by your ex and used against you in court.

Remember to just use common sense when it comes to TikTok and all forms of social media. If there is something you do not want your ex (or their attorney) to see, do not put it on social media. Everything you post (or that gets posted about you) can be used against you in court, so act accordingly.

If you are involved in a family law matter, contact McNeelyLaw today. Call us at 317-825-5110 to talk to an experienced family law attorney who can help navigate you through your case.

This McNeelyLaw LLP publication should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion of any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own lawyer on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.

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