Social Media and Divorce – What Not to Do
If you are like many other individuals in America, chances are you might use social media, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other number of platforms available. While these are all fun to use and can help us feel connected, they can be harmful in the middle of divorce proceedings. Generally, the best thing to do is to stay off social media until the process is finalized. However, if you cannot stay logged out, there are some things you should know about social media activity at this time.
Using Social Media During Divorce
We share a lot of information on social media, sometimes without even knowing it. Unfortunately, the information you post can affect you in numerous ways, from child custody to property division. For example, if you are claiming that you cannot afford to pay spousal support, but your social media posts depict you as living a lavish lifestyle, you may end up appearing very dishonest in court.
If you cannot stop using social media, here are some tips regarding what you should not do:
- Do not discuss any details regarding your divorce and especially never post about your communications with your divorce attorney.
- Do not write negative posts about your spouse or marriage. No matter what you may feel about the situation, it is best to keep your thoughts offline. If you need to vent, talk to a close friend or family member.
- Avoid posting any pictures for the time being. The fact is that pictures can say a lot and some of what it says about you and your lifestyle may not even be true. To avoid misrepresenting yourself online, your best bet, for now, is to stop posting pictures altogether.
- Do not use the check-in feature. You should not be documenting where you are going or how you spend your time, so keep it to yourself.
Ultimately, if you find yourself wondering if a post is appropriate or if it may be harmful, you should not post it at all.
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