Social media can negatively impact your divorce proceedings. You may unknowingly offer your spouse’s team evidence they can use against you. Thus, you should consider avoiding it until the divorce is final.
You may get into arguments with your spouse
Divorce can be emotional – simple things can trigger negative emotions. Scrolling through social media only to see your soon-to-be ex-spouse partying or out with new people may trigger you into initiating arguments.
To avoid this, you should stay off social media; blocking your spouse may not work, as your mutual friends may post the photos you are trying to avoid.
You may share information that contradicts your statements
Your spouse’s team will watch your social media pages closely to notice any disparities between what you reported and your posts. Even a simple purchase or vacation can lead to issues that can potentially determine property division verdicts. Further, posting an asset you didn’t account for, even if it’s not yours, may lead to an investigation of hidden assets.
It can impact your custody case
If your divorce involves children, social media can affect your parenting rights. Posting photos while parting or in places you shouldn’t be visiting or liking posts related to certain behaviors, such as gambling, may disadvantage you. Leaving negative comments on your spouse’s posts may also depict you as abusive.
While it’s recommended to set your profile and activity to private when going through a divorce, you may make costly mistakes. It’s wise to avoid social media altogether. You should also get legal help to protect your interests in the divorce.