Be Careful What You Post Online When Going Through a Divorce

You may be a regular on social media, accustomed to posting photos and comments weekly, if not daily, so sharing information about your divorce may seem like a natural thing to do. 

However, exercise caution. What you post may impact the proceedings, and not in a good way. 

Maintain Respect

You may have a large following on Facebook or one of the other popular sites, but do not use this kind of platform to make mean-spirited statements about your soon-to-be-ex. The two of you no doubt share friends on social media and bashing your spouse only makes everyone uncomfortable. 

Avoid Incriminating Yourself

Your financial circumstances will play a big role in the divorce, so refrain from bragging about an expensive purchase or trip you took. Remember that the opposing lawyer and even the judge who hears your case can access everything you post online. Keep in mind that social media information is admissible as evidence in court. Even posting seemingly innocuous information about a new job you are about to start could have an effect on the financial support you hope to receive. 

Agree on the Approach

If you and your spouse have officially decided to end your marriage, you might want to make a short announcement to your social media friends to end any speculation that might have developed. It is best that you agree on an approach together. From a legal point of view, however, you may want to avoid providing any information about your upcoming divorce since anything you post online can be used against you in a court of law. 

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