If you believe that your spouse is currently hiding marital assets during your divorce in order to restrict your access to these assets, then you may want to start digging. Your spouse’s social networking accounts may be a very good place to start.
Any divorce lawyer would agree-social networking accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others can provide a trove of information about the spouse’s financial information. Even if you and your spouse have “unfriended” each other during a pending divorce, you will find that you have many mutual friends.
That means that you will have a steady stream of information from those friends, who continue to be friends with your spouse. People tend to show off on social media. They post pictures of their fancy vacations, new cars, and expensive purchases. Those pictures and posts can be very valuable to you in your divorce case.
If, for instance, your spouse has posted pictures of a fancy holiday on his Facebook account while claiming to you that he cannot afford to pay you alimony, then you need to get in touch with a San Jose lawyer to collect more evidence about his lying.
Sometimes, spouses are too smart to share anything on social media while the divorce is ongoing. That, however, does not mean that other people won’t. You may find that your spouse’s friends share pictures of holidays, or that your spouse’s girlfriend shows off an expensive new diamond ring – a gift from her boyfriend. All of this is valuable information that you can use to establish that your spouse is concealing assets from you.
Many San Jose family lawyers now use social networking accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare to find relevant financial information that they can use in a divorce case.