In the Mankato, Minnesota area, it’s important not to make yourself appear wealthier over social media than you really are. As we discussed last week, 50 Cent got caught making this mistake. Although he claimed not to have enough money to pay his bills, pictures of him throwing around large bills on Instagram and Facebook showed up in bankruptcy court, complicating his filing.
This hasn’t only been a problem for 50 Cent, however, as wealthy parents around the world are learning the hard way. Though parents themselves may not post on social media sites, their children are interested in sharing their Chanel perfumes, expensive yacht vacations, and pricy Bentleys or Corvettes with the Internet world. And creditors are taking notice.
Here are a few quick facts about the strange, new phenomena affecting the hyper wealthy and super rich:
- Large Impact: Although many folks may not believe social media can have an impact on a bankruptcy case, Facebook or Instagram posts have been recently used in about seventy-five percent of all cases. How’s that for a following?
- Go–To: Bankruptcy cases are adapting to the world of social media. Online posts are often the first place creditors check for cases of hidden assets.
- Location, Location, Location: Additionally, social media posts can be tracked, giving away the location and origin of individual posts. That can influence jurisdiction during bankruptcy cases, which means posters must be aware!
Even if you’re up front and honest with all of your assets in the Mankato, Minnesota area, it’s so important to take care of your personality on social media.
Additionally, no matter how much work you do to groom your own page, be sure to have open and honest conversations with those related to you, such as your children or spouse. This will make your bankruptcy case much easier and clearer in the long run!
For additional questions regarding your bankruptcy case, contact the professionals at Behm Law Group today!