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Be aware of social media, finances during divorce process

Deciding to get divorced can be one of the most difficult decisions you will make during your life. If you are feeling worried or confused over how divorce will impact your life, you are not alone. 

During the divorce process, you will probably have many questions. While every case is unique, there are some tips to consider before you go through the divorce process that spouses in Arizona should understand. Two of the most important issues to be aware of involve social media and your finances. 

Almost everyone uses social media in one way or another. That is why one of the most important tips is to watch what you post online. Social media accounts are being used as evidence in more divorce cases around the country. Photos and posts can be used against you in court to prove you are an unfit parent or that you lied about your finances. Evidence from social media can be detrimental to your divorce case so be careful with what you post online so it doesn't harm your case. 

You should also be aware of your financial accounts and tell your attorney if you believe your ex is hiding assets. If your ex is hiding assets, you may be able to use discovery tools during your divorce to prove his or her dishonesty and to make sure you are getting your fair share during negotiations. 

Dealing with your ex during the divorce process can be complicated but being aware of how social media can be used against you and how your ex may try to hide assets can help during divorce negotiations. Due to the complex nature of divorce, each spouse should have his or her own divorce attorney to represent their needs and to address any questions or issues that may arise during the process. 

Source: FindLaw, "Nat'l Ex-Spouse Day: 5 Ex-cellent Legal Tips," Jenny Tsay, April 14, 2014

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