The custody agreement states civil communication about the other party would be spoke around the children. After the announcement of the two’s divorce, Alejandra’s Twitter page consisted of derogatory comments about her former husband, Steve Nash. Alejandra continued insulting Steve even though being advised otherwise.
The court then ordered that the use of slander on social media would not be allowed and should be added to the custody agreement. Alejandra appealed this order claiming it would violate the First Amendment. Nash’s ex-wife lost her appeal since the two had formally agreed upon ‘civil communication’ whether it be in person or on social media, these harsh words could ultimately be seen by the children on a future date, thus breaching the agreement.
Even though the use of Twitter is a practice of free speech, it can be taken too far. Anything you post on social media is on the international wide web forever and can be used against you. Instead of using your 140 characters as a place to vent, you should remember that even if your feelings changes, the tweets never will.
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Source: Nash v. Nash, 307 P.3d. 40 (Ariz. App. 2013)