Be careful of your Facebook posts!

MLF Team

divorce to post negative comments about the other party or inappropriate things they did with or in front of the children.  This is not only inappropriate because of the effect on the children, but it could hurt your case as well.  In a recent Court of Appeals decision, the Court has also upheld a trial court’s ability to limit this behavior.  In a decision on March 26, 2013, the Court held that it was appropriate for a Judge to order that the parties are to refrain from making any negative or derogatory comments about the other or discuss the divorce litigation on Facebook or any other social media.  The Husband objected saying it was an infringement on his free speech.  The Court of Appeals reject that argument and upheld the ruling, stating the Court is allowed to limit the party’s speech and conduct because it is a pending divorce action.  Beware of your actions because they could not only be viewed by the Judge but also limited by the Court.