History has its Eyes on You

By July 27, 2017Divorce

-By Olivia Nelson

In the age of millennials, we have become adept at time-lining our lives through social media. We leave trails of life events and conversations all over the internet. While the public thrill of getting likes on pictures and connecting with our long distance loved ones brings joy, comfort, and acceptance, posting to our private records may also have positive/negative consequences.

As Jill Coil, our divorce lawyer in Sandy, knows, history rewards record keepers; their stories are the ones we rely on to understand history. Without Journals from individuals like Anne Frank, Utah’s Pioneers, or past Facebook posts, we would be uncertain of the events of the past. Without evidence in the courtroom, the facts of a case are not easily determined.

In the world of divorce and paternity, keeping records can be the lynchpin for winning your case. Records and logs provide clarity for Court Officials who rely on tangible evidence to judge your case.

Timelining for Court Records

Recording daily journal entries helps you track our relationships with your spouse, ex- spouse, and children. You can keep logs of behavior, parent time, and correspondence. These types of logs can help provide evidence for your case. It is also a wise idea to keep track of your correspondence with your Attorney. In the event that you have a disagreement with your Attorney, a log of correspondence can help you evidence why you felt you had been wronged.

Include times, dates, and a brief summary of the event in each entry. Screenshot text communications or save pertinent pictures. When writing records, try to keep things as fact-based as possible. Avoid saturating your entry with personal feelings. If you aren’t good with journaling or note-taking, start small. Try for one record a day, or begin by printing and filing any correspondence with your Attorney, the Opposing Party, or anybody involved in your case.

How These Records Will Help

You will find it worth your time to develop a system for record keeping. The more evidence you can provide, the clearer your relationship history becomes, and the easier it is to make fair judgments about your case. If you have further questions about what types of records would be helpful to your case, contact your Attorney who will be happy to assist you in building up an evidential timeline.

Remember, it is never okay for one of the parties to post negative comments about the other on social media and that could hurt you in court. Keeping a record of your ex-posting negative things though can only help you in court.  

Consult With a Sandy Divorce Attorney

You need to ensure you consult with a competent family law attorney that understands the issues and your needs during a divorce.  At CoilLaw, LLC,  Sandy divorce attorney Jill Coil knows how to advise you during a divorce to help you achieve the best settlement and/or result possible  At CoilLaw we are ready and available to help you through your legal action. If you need legal advice concerning a Utah family law issue, call Jill Coil at CoilLaw LLC in Utah at (801) 939-6027 today.