What You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You in Family Court

Maknouni Family Law Firm, APC Team

When you got married, you likely envisioned a life-long commitment. However, the reality of needing a family law attorney to navigate your rights during a separation can feel both surreal and daunting. Whether you are still living with your spouse amid a challenging silence or have moved to separate residences, the reasons for your split—whether due to infidelity, issues with alcohol, or legal troubles—ultimately take a backseat to the process of divorce. Divorce signifies the end of a shared journey, and it’s natural to experience moments of frustration and emotional outbursts, particularly when children are involved.

It’s essential to remember what you say can and will be used against you in family court. Statements made via text, social media, or in person can be used against you during legal proceedings. It’s easy to lose your temper and send a message in the heat of the moment—I’ve been there myself during my own divorce, despite my background as a family law attorney. Recognizing the human tendency to vent about an ex-spouse is crucial.

Moreover, be cautious about who you confide in. The trusted individual receiving your frustrated texts—maybe your mother or a close friend—might end up being part of court testimonies. Casual remarks made about your spouse or even the judge can have serious consequences. Through my experience, I have seen mothers testify against their daughters to protect grandchildren, and best friends subpoenaed, among other unexpected developments.

Navigating your communications with care during a divorce is crucial for protecting your legal rights and ensuring the best possible outcomes in family court.

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