Due to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, the people of New York and many more around the country are being asked to stay inside and socially isolate themselves in an effort to slow down the spread of the disease. This is leading people to spend a great deal of time on social media in an effort to find entertainment. While this may be a decent distraction, it is important to remember how to use these platforms appropriately during this time, especially if you are going through a divorce.
If you are currently going through a divorce or you did in the past, improper social media usage can significantly impact divorce proceedings and their outcome. This may be if you speak poorly about your former spouse or soon-to-be former spouse. Arguing with them on social media can also be a red flag, as courts can watch a person’s social media throughout this time to ensure they are not engaging in poor behavior. These actions can work against you during proceedings and affect the outcome.
Other online behavior that can harm divorce proceedings can include posting certain pictures, such as drinking or partying. This can be used against a parent looking to obtain custody of their child. Spouses looking to obtain alimony or child support payments should also refrain from posting pictures of new purchases, vacations, and more. In these situations, it is best to keep your privacy in order to avoid difficult divorce proceedings.
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