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Text messages and emails can have a powerful impact in modern divorce and custody cases. Text messages and emails are instant ways to communicate with the other person without having to spend time dialing them up on the telephone. Almost everyone who uses a smart phone uses a mobile text messaging app and some form of electronic communication.
Given the increased use of electronic communications between parties, you should be aware of how this could impact your divorce or custody case. You should carefully consider the following before sending an electronic communication (or even publishing on Twitter or a Facebook post):
Sometimes what seemed like a harmless text exchange during a relationship also can show the negative side of a relationship after it is over. Couples can get into heated arguments, send threatening messages, converse with secret lovers, and discuss criminal wrongdoings. These are all examples of what could and would influence a judge listening to the case. It is important to follow the principals outlined above while your divorce or custody case is pending so that you do not fall into any trap that can be used against you later.
Divorce and Custody cases can be stressful and time-consuming. It is always advisable to seek legal help from an experienced attorney who handles family law matters. At the Law Offices of Dana K. Whitten, LLC, we are a divorce and family law firm helping people throughout the Maryland area with their legal problems.