For many of us, social media is an integral part of life. It helps us remain connected to acquaintances, close friends, co-workers, family, and facilitates new connections. If you are going through a divorce, however, continuing to use social media is a risk no one should be willing to take. Anything you post can potentially serve as evidence against you, ultimately affecting your chances of securing a favorable divorce settlement.
Why is Social Media Dangerous?
Social media seems harmless, but a wealth of information can be gleaned from nearly any post. For example, if you frequently use the check-in feature, it will reveal a lot about your lifestyle, such as your spending habits and schedule. Even if you use strict privacy settings, a mutual friend might share some of the information you post, so you should never assume the information you share online is safe and hidden away from the prying eyes of your spouse.
That said, some might find it difficult to completely cut social media out of their lives. However, if you choose to usual social media during your divorce you must be cautious and avoid sharing anything personal. On a platform that is practically designed for oversharing, this might seem difficult.
Below are some tips you should consider if you plan on using social media during your divorce:
- Never badmouth your spouse, especially if you have children. You do not want to seem like an uncooperative co-parent.
- Do not discuss any of the details of your divorce. Social media is not the place for you to write about any legal proceedings you are in the middle of.
- Stay away from any posts that describe your lifestyle or living arrangements. Anything can easily be taken out of context on social media, especially photos.
- Do not post jokes or memes about divorce, relationships, marriage, or any other topic that might seem linked to your current situation. Humor is a tool many of us use to cope with the obstacles we face in life, but you should keep it to yourself instead of sharing it online for everyone to see.
Although it is normal to want to complain about your ex-spouse and only natural to vent about your divorce, you need to find the proper outlet for it. Consider seeking the help of a therapist or, instead of talking about it with your friends online, go out and talk about it over a cup of coffee. These are healthier outlets that will not compromise your divorce settlement.
Speak to an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today!
If you are getting a divorce, this is likely a difficult time for you and you will need some experienced legal guidance to get you through it and ensure you do not make any unnecessary mistakes. At The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc, we are committed to helping clients navigate the complexities of this trying legal process, so they can move forward into a better, brighter future.
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