Social media has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives and divorce is no different. In today’s interconnected world, a single post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media platform can have a significant impact on your legal standing in a divorce.
If you are going through a divorce, child custody dispute or other family law problem, take these considerations into account before posting anything on social media:
- Context is everything: You might be surprised at how easily an innocent photo or post can be spun to make you look bad. Depending upon the content, such material can even be used to depict you as a careless spender or unfit parent. Be careful about what you post. Don’t give the opposing party in a divorce ammunition by posting things that can be taken out of context.
- Your private life should remain private: Dating during divorce is tricky. Don’t complicate matters by sharing pictures or accounts of your romantic life.
- Your ex’s friends might be watching: People choose sides and some of your online friends may not have your best interests in mind. Keep an eye on your friends list for people who may be watching your feed and waiting for you to make a mistake.
You’ll get through this legal matter and be able to carry on with your life as usual before long, but in the meantime, be careful about what you post on social media.
If your have any concerns about your own or your ex’s online activities, discuss them with an experienced family law attorney who will have your best interests in mind.