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Will your social media accounts impact your divorce?

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2022 | Family Law |

Social media has become a primary source of communication and connection. You may remain active on social media through the good and bad times, but you may want to reconsider this during a divorce.

There are instances where spouses have used social media posts to counteract assertions by the other in court. Gain some insight into how your online sharing may turn against you during your divorce.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Posting photos is one of the top reasons you may utilize social media. Once your divorce gets going, you may want to reconsider. Pictures often tell a story that you may not intend. For instance, going out to drink with friends may appear inappropriate to someone looking to damage your reputation in court. A judge may also look at vacation trips unfavorably, especially if you assert that money is tight.

The ugly truth about privacy

You may believe posts are private and only privy to those you choose. This is not always the case. Your privacy settings do not apply to what others do with your posts. People in your circle may unintentionally share your comments and posts with your ex. The better option is to refrain from posting any information about your separation and divorce. Even if you believe the comments you make are on the up and up, your words may wind up twisted by the other side.

Understandably, you may want to turn to social media for support during a difficult transition. However, when it comes to splitting up with your ex, remain mindful that everything you put online may come back to hurt you in the end.