Social media is everywhere nowadays and many of us heavily rely on it to remain connected or to forge new bonds and friendships. If you are going through the divorce process, however, you may want to take a break from your favorite social media until after the process is finalized. If you absolutely cannot cut social media out of your life, you must exercise caution when making a post and avoid sharing personal details, no matter how inconsequential they may seem. A lot of information can be gleaned from your posts, so if you choose to share, do so thoughtfully and cautiously.
The Risks of Continuing to Post Online
Many social media platforms lend themselves to oversharing, so while it may feel good in the moment to unleash a rant about the difficulties you are experiencing during the divorce process, this can seriously backfire on you, especially if you badmouth your spouse. If you share children with your spouse, badmouthing him or her can potentially have a negative impact on your child custody arrangement. One of the factors a judge will examine when determining custody is how likely you are to support your spouse’s relationship with the children, so if you appear very hostile in your posts, it can paint a very negative picture.
It is also entirely natural for us to want to build ourselves up during what is undoubtedly a difficult experience, so you may feel tempted to post about the wonderful places you are visiting or how well you are treating yourself. Unfortunately, making such posts, which hint at a lavish lifestyle, while you are trying to fight for lower spousal support payments will not look good in court. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid making posts that reveal anything about your financial situation.
If you cannot take a break from using social media, we have some helpful tips for you to follow:
- Do not post anything negative about your spouse
- Do not post pictures of new purchases or fancy outings
- Do not post about dating or a new relationship
- Do not post about your children, especially complaints
- Do not post about court proceedings or your divorce in general
If you have any doubts about a post, it is best to be cautious and not post it at all.
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