Social media plays a large role in our lives. Over the last few years, social media has become one of the main means of connecting with our loved ones. As a result, it can be tempting to share major details of our lives and keep our loved ones in the loop. But, it is important to stay off social media during a divorce. Read on to learn more.
Dos and Don’ts of Social Media During a Divorce
It is important to understand that during a divorce, your social media may be accessed by the other party and used against you. As a result, it is important to be extremely careful with what you post.
- Set your accounts to private right away
- Avoid posting on social media as much as possible
- Be aware that your accounts can be used against you
- Do ask your friends and family to refrain from posting about you, as their accounts may be scrutinized as well.
- Speak badly about your spouse or ex-spouse online.
- While it can seem harmless, any false comments, threats, or criticisms can lead to harmful results in a divorce.
- Post pictures or posts mentioning alcohol and/or drug use.
- Something as casual as sharing a glass of wine with a friend at a party can be taken out of context. This is especially important to avoid when it comes to matters involving custody.
- Discuss new relationships.
- Any new romantic relationships during a divorce should be kept private until after the proceedings are final. This is because in some cases, the evidence may be used as proof of infidelity.
- Share your location.
- Sharing your location may seem harmless, but it can have a negative impact, especially if you tag bars, clubs, casinos, etc.
- Believe that deleting information will protect you.
- Things you post on the internet are permanent. Incriminating posts can still be accessed and used in court. In fact, deleting them can also be seen as an inference of guilt and may be held against you.
If you have any questions or concerns about the dos and dont’s of using social media during your divorce, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced divorce attorney.
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