If you spend most of your time on social media or tend to frequently share details about your personal life online, you might want to watch what you post online. Though social media is great for keeping in touch with friends and family from all over, oversharing too much about your life, especially when you are going through a divorce can make things a lot harder for your case.
Thanks to its growing popularity, anything you say or share on social media is potential evidence. To minimize the impact of social media on your divorce, consider the following dos and don’ts.
Watch what you say about your soon-to-be ex-spouse
The first place you might want to share the sordid details about your ailing marriage with your friends and family may be via social media. Doing so could put you in a bad position during the divorce proceedings. If you must say or post something about your partner, refrain from negative remarks and avoid posting complaints, opinions, false information and threats.
Keep your personal life private
If you are in a new relationship, you may find yourself eager to share details on your social media accounts. Exercise caution when sharing your news about your new romantic partner. Depending on the reasons for your separation, posting pictures of and comments about your current significant other may cause your ex-spouse to become angry and try to use that information against you.
Getting a divorce does not mean you should log off your social media accounts permanently. Instead, if you plan to remain active online, do so discreetly and responsibly. Encourage your friends and family to respect your right to privacy and refrain from making or sharing posts, photos or videos about your personal life, divorce or anything that could affect the outcome.