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Why You Should Be Careful with Social Media During Your Divorce

Why You Should Be Careful with Social Media During Your Divorce

Many of us constantly update our friends and family about our lives through social media. However, if you are in the process of divorcing your spouse, you may want to rethink your online sharing habits. Whether you use Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, the information you share can substantially impact the outcome of your divorce.

Taking a Social Media Hiatus

Social media allows us to share more information than was ever previously possible and, unfortunately, this can put you in a bad situation if you are going through divorce proceedings. Even something as harmless as a picture can reveal more about your life than you would want to share in court.

Here are some of the dangers of using social media during a divorce:

  • Negative posts about your spouse: People often turn to social media to vent and rant. As natural as this may feel, making negative posts about your spouse on social media will not do you any favors, especially if you have children. If you go so far as to spread false allegations about your spouse, this may also be used as evidence against you and impact your chances of obtaining a favorable child custody order.
  • Posting pictures: Pictures can make life seem more vibrant and fun than it actually is. That said, even though you may be itching to show how over your marriage you are, you should avoid posting pictures of yourself partying. Everyone needs to cut loose, but now is not the time to post misleading pictures about it.
  • Sharing your location: Many social media platforms allow users to share their location. Sharing your location can say a lot about your lifestyle and where you spend your time, so you should hold off on telling all of your followers where you are through social media.

Ultimately, during a divorce, you should value your privacy and hold back on sharing the details of your life online. Even if you delete something, once something is out on the internet, it never truly disappears.

Speak to an Experienced Family Law Attorney About Your Divorce Today!

If you are getting a divorce, the family law team at David Self Family Law and Mediation can provide the compassionate guidance and support you need to smoothly navigate it. You can count on us to protect your interests and secure the best possible results for your case.

Reach out to our law office today at (980) 223-3340 to set up a consultation and get started on your case.

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