Many of us regularly use social media and share some of the most intimate details of our lives through various platforms, such as Instagram or Facebook. Unfortunately, if you are getting divorced, the posts you share online can come back to haunt you in court, potentially derailing your settlement. The best course of action you can take is to go on a social media hiatus until your divorce is finalized.
Why is Social Media Usage Dangerous During a Divorce?
Although social media is a great tool for staying in contact with friends and family, it can get you into trouble if you continue sharing online while in the middle of divorce proceedings. Even if you refrain from venting about your spouse or spilling all the details about your divorce, using social media is still risky. The friends you share with might relay the information to your spouse, so you should never assume anything you post online is private.
If you cannot completely withdraw from social media, we have some tips you should consider:
- Do not share memes or posts that have negative views about marriage
- Do not share posts about your children
- Do not share any pictures
- Do not allow other users to tag you on social media
- Do not share posts about any purchases or vacations
- Do not share posts about dating
- Do not badmouth your spouse
If you have any doubts about a post you wish to make, do not share it. Nothing you share online is more important than the outcome of your divorce. As a rule of thumb, ask yourself if you would be comfortable with a judge seeing your post before you share it. Your divorce decree can impact your life for many years to come, so do not risk it all on social media.
Reach Out to Our Law Office for the Experienced Legal Guidance You Need
If you are getting a divorce, you will need an experienced legal professional on your side to advise you throughout the process. At Fenchel Family Law, our family law team has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you end your marriage as smoothly as possible. We understand how challenging this experience can be and will do what it takes to ensure you feel supported during this emotional time.
Do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Call our law office at (415) 650-1112 to request an initial consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable member of our legal team.