Social media has become an integral part of our lives, and it's not uncommon for people to share all kinds of information about themselves online.
If you're going through a divorce, however, it's essential to be mindful of what you post on social media. Social media can have a significant impact on your divorce proceedings, and it's crucial to avoid making any mistakes that could hurt your case.
Don't Share Details of Your Divorce Online
One of the biggest mistakes people make during a divorce is oversharing on social media.
It's essential to remember that anything you post online can be used against you in court. Even if you think you're just venting or seeking support, your posts can be misconstrued and used as evidence against you.
Don't Badmouth About Your Ex
Another common mistake people make is badmouthing their ex on social media. It's understandable to feel angry or hurt during a divorce, but posting negative comments about your ex can harm your case.
It can make you look vindictive and unreasonable, and it can also affect any custody arrangements you may be seeking. A judge who sees that one parent is apparently hostile toward the other might predict problems with sharing custody and decide to award less time to the parent who posted on social media.
Don't Post Anything That Could Be Used Against You
As we mentioned earlier, anything you post online can be used against you in court.
For example, posting pictures of yourself partying or extravagantly spending money can make you look irresponsible and may affect any spousal or child support arrangements. Similarly, posting pictures with a new partner can affect any custody arrangements you may be seeking.
Keep Your Social Profiles Private
If you can't resist posting on social media during your divorce, make sure you keep your profiles private. By doing so, you can control who can see your posts and limit the chances of anything being used against you in court. You can also limit who can view your past posts by adjusting your privacy settings.
Just keep in mind that this doesn't prevent any of your friends or family from communicating with your ex about what you're posting. It also won't protect you if your spouse has created a sock puppet account to follow you under the radar.
Consider Avoiding Social Media Altogether
If you find it challenging to resist posting on social media, it's best to avoid it altogether. Taking a break from social media during your divorce can provide you with the peace of mind you need to focus on your case. It can also prevent you from making any mistakes that could hurt your case.
Social media can have a significant impact on your divorce proceedings. Therefore, it's crucial to be mindful of what you post online and avoid making any mistakes that could harm your case.
If you're getting a divorce, consider seeking the advice of a family law attorney. At Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., we can help you navigate the complexities of divorce and provide you with the guidance you need to protect your rights.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.