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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jan 30, 2013

In many cases, even if you enhance your privacy settings, courts can still subpoena your social media accounts to try and provide evidence that you have hidden an asset which could be used against you in court. Taking pictures of your items which you have not mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings and posting them online could be a recipe for disaster. Gifts such as jewelry, new televisions, or computers can be enough evidence for the court to penalize you. Vacations can also raise questions with the court over your personal spending habits. Even bragging about owning or purchasing new things could lead to immense difficulties down the road.

Posting about a new job can also be counterproductive if you are in a position to get paid more in the coming months while you make payments to a bankruptcy trustee. You may find yourself having to pay more since you put the word out that you will have more money at your discretion.

When you are working with a bankruptcy attorney, be honest, they are there to protect you and your livelihood. If you don’t come clean with all of your assets, they have to potential to be seized. An experienced lawyer can help you get back on your feet, and will work to protect everything you already own. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, contact a knowledgeable attorney today to help you through this trying time.