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Cyberstalking and Divorce Repercussions

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2022 | blog, Family Law

Global pandemics and overseas wars are stressors that impact people socially. Isolation, financial strain, and frayed temperaments lead to divorce. Louisiana residents have experienced these and other significant stressors that end marriages. Adding cyberstalking to a complex divorce proceeding harms families, friends, and coworkers.

Cyberstalking is seen in divorce proceedings in this work-from-home, live-out-loud on the internet society. Cyberstalking is a crime and is punishable by law. Tracking your soon-to-be ex-spouse online for your court case is tempting, but the judge determines the lines between discovery and stalking. Specific actions demonstrate stalking behavior, and family court judges and local law enforcement take these things seriously.

What cyberstalking and divorce looks like

Cyberstalking and divorce are more common due to social media. Spouses will use social media posts to assert their ex might have more assets than disclosed. Social media can also offer evidence of infidelity or other pertinent information. These postings are fair game to improve your position in the divorce proceedings, but adding comments, dislikes, and emojis starts to blur lines.

Divorce is tough, but discovering your spouse is not being truthful can be infuriating, and you might want to act. Taking the time to calm down will be most beneficial. Improper actions can work against you even if the information you discover happens to be true.

Actions that contend cyberstalking and divorce repercussions.

It’s easy to get upset during your divorce, so it is important to find healthy ways of channeling your frustrations. Ask for support from friends, family, clergy and counselors. Doing so can help prevent you from slipping into non-productive behaviors such as:

  • Using the internet to intimidate, harass, embarrass, or threaten
  • Posting crude, offensive, comments or posts.
  • Sending humiliating emails
  • Posting embarrassing pictures
  • Commenting on every single post

Cyberstalking and divorce go together like divorce and real-life stalking. Any stalking behavior can result in criminal charges, orders to mental health facilities, and granting divorce in favor of the victimized spouse. Focusing on your new life after divorce is the perfect solution to avoid stalking charges.