In today’s world, people often turn to social media to voice their opinions, keep up with news and seek solace with friends. Therefore, if you’re going through a divorce, you may be tempted to post details about the divorce on social media.
However, remember anything you post on social media can be used against you during the divorce proceeding. For this reason, it’s crucial that you use social media with extreme caution, as disclosing some personal information may cause you more pain. Below are some things you should not post on social media during divorce.
Negative comments about your soon-to-be-ex
It may be tempting to disseminate details of how you were wronged. However, speaking negatively about your spouse on social media may make it difficult for you to negotiate with them. Furthermore, you may be accused of defaming their character, which may lead to serious consequences, including a restraining order.
Pictures of you and your new significant other
Understandably, you want to move on if your marriage is dead, and you may be tempted to share photos of your newfound love. However, posting photos about your new relationship while divorcing can antagonize your spouse and may curtail your progress toward the division of property, child support and support.
You may be incriminating yourself if you purchase expensive items and showcase them on social media. In addition, your spouse may use those photos in court to prove the purposeful dissipation of marital assets. Therefore, avoid sharing photos of you going shopping or your brand-new car while divorcing.
If you’re going through a divorce, keep your private life private. Posting the above things on social media can have serious unintended consequences. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this emotionally draining process alone. Instead, seek legal assistance to help demystify the divorce process.