Social media is the place people go when they need a shoulder to cry on, but when you are going through a divorce, this isn’t the best plan. Even if it’s an amicable divorce, the following are five things that you need to keep off of your social media at this time.
1- Don’t Post Anything on Social Media
Social media is ubiquitous these days, and lawyers know these social media pages exist. While you are in the middle of a divorce, your spouse’s lawyers will visit your social media pages to find something that places you in a compromising situation. By doing so, they may be able to make a case to your judge that you don’t deserve to have custody of the children or that you don’t deserve spousal support. Rather than possibly have this happen, it would be best to refrain from placing anything on your social media posts.
2- Don’t Write Unflattering Things About Your Spouse
If you don’t want to stop posting on your social media pages, you are free to continue to do so. You must remember that you should not write anything negative about your spouse. In addition to that, your family members know your side of the story, but they don’t necessarily know your spouse’s side. Therefore, you must make sure that they are not leaving any unkind comments in the comments section because this will compromise your case as well.
3- Be Careful What You Write on Social Media
If you post anything online that is illegal, immoral, or problematic in any way, your spouse’s lawyers won’t have any qualms about using it against you in court. You also have to consider the possibility that the judge in your case could be very conservative. You don’t want to look like you are the type to drink to excess, spend your nights gambling, or live a non-traditional lifestyle.
4- Don’t Allow Your Children to Post Online
Your children will be experiencing strong feelings about your divorce, and they may want to discuss them on social media. If your children write something that shouldn’t be written on social media, you may be held responsible for it. For example, they may put something up that we have advised you not to put on social media in this article, and that may have negative consequences for you. Therefore, you must make sure to monitor what your children are sharing on social media.
5- Don’t Post Inappropriate Pictures
You may have inappropriate pictures of yourself and your spouse, but it isn’t a good idea to post them on social media. Your spouse may have sent you these photos or videos while you were together and enjoying a healthy sexual relationship, but you are in a different place now. Posting these pictures may seem as if it would be great revenge, but it can also hurt your spouse and hurt you in the process. It may even be unlawful to post these photos without the other person’s permission. It is important that one is careful.