Episode 8 - #ItsOver: Facebook is NOT Your Friend During a Divorce

Published February 4, 2021 7 Views

Rumble DIVORCE & SOCIAL MEDIAIn today's episode, hosts Bryan Abercrombie and Samuel Sanchez discuss the the growing impact social media has on divorce and child-custody proceedings, including the lasting impact social media activity can have on rulings, the importance of keeping a level head and not being rash, maintaining one's integrity during contentious proceeding, personal safety considerations, advice against both oversharing and wiping your accounts, being mindful of your children's time and activity on social media, as well as positive ways to use social media to present yourself to a court. Celebrity insights highlight examples of how social media can be a thorn in anyone's side, including the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split and leaked images of Jeff Bezos.

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Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases.

Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

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0:00 Intro
1:38 Celebrity Insights
3:00 Take Care - It's online and it's Forever
5:45 Don't wipe your profile, but reduce your activity
6:49 Social Media CAN be used against you in trial
8:45 Protecting your reputation in court
10:03 Stay level-headed/Don't be rash
12:28 Caution against oversharing/self-incrimination
13:19 Others can makes posts about you too...
15:42 Maintain your integrity/No bashing the other party
19:52 Using social media to your advantage
20:39 No Snooping/Doxing/Tracking - Civil and Criminal Implications
22:20 Personal Safety Considerations
23:09 Don't engage in "Humble Bragging"
24:50 Check your Public Access settings
26:12 Be mindful of your children's social media time and activity
27:07 Final Thoughts
30:28 Outro