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Why you should be careful using social media during a divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2017 | blog |

Social media permeates every aspect of our lives these days. It is no wonder that it has a real effect on marriage and divorce. If you are prone to sharing your thoughts and daily life on social media, you might want to be careful as you get divorced.

While you might be in the habit of using social media frequently and your activities seem innocent, your posts can have a negative impact on the outcome of your divorce. Here are some reasons why you should be mindful of your social media use throughout divorce.

Social media may be used against you in court

The court could potentially subpoena your social media activity, emails and text messages for use as evidence. As you prepare for divorce, do not post or text anything that you do not want a judge to read. Operate as if all your digital communication could be brought into the light before a judge.

Someone may find dirt in your online activity

Even if you block your spouse on all forms of social media, chances are he or she has mutual friends who will do some digging. If you brag about a new purchase or vacation on social media after saying you could not afford spousal support, it could come back to bite you.

Do not assume that blocking your spouse or even having strict privacy settings will prevent someone from finding something to stir up controversy and legal problems.

Limiting your social media use at all can be difficult in this day and age, but it is crucial to exercise discretion when getting divorced. Now that you are aware of some of the implications of using social media during a divorce, it is time to be cautious. If you are at all concerned about your ex using social media posts against you, consult a divorce attorney for further guidance on good practices.

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