From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, social media is a great platform for promoting your business and connecting with friends and family. However, there is a time and a place for everything. If you are dealing with a legal matter, such as a divorce, it might be in your best interests to avoid social media altogether.
It’s not uncommon for emotions to get out of control during the divorce. During those moments, your spouse will be doing everything in their power to “win,” and this might involve pitching camp on your social media profile in search of anything they can use against you.
The risks of using social media during the divorce
Anything you post online can potentially reveal something that your spouse might use against you during the divorce. Even with enhanced privacy settings, a mutual friend can still access and make this information available to your spouse, and this can hurt your case.
Here is what you need to know about divorce and your social media activity:
Badmouthing your spouse can hurt your child custody
You may feel confused and frustrated, and this is understandable. However, badmouthing your spouse can lead to terrible consequences. For instance, badmouthing your spouse can hurt your child custody case since this might give the court the impression that you are likely to be an uncooperative parent.
Posting your lifestyle can cause problems
Nothing prohibits you from partying, finding love again or taking that cruise trip and sharing those photos online. However, this can cause problems. First, posting photos of you drinking and partying with friends can raise questions about your ability to provide and care for your child. Second, posting photos of your lavish expenditures can be a sign that you are trying to hide marital assets. It could also impact your child and spousal support cases.
Divorce can be a very contentious undertaking. Find out how you can protect your rights and interests during the divorce process.