Social media has many benefits, allowing people to connect in ways they never could before, but it can also cause a number of problems. When you are going through a divorce, managing your online presence can be particularly challenging.
Make sure you avoid these social media mistakes that can jeopardize the outcome of your divorce and custody proceedings.
Showing off big purchases
Posting pictures of luxury items or other extravagant purchases may look like marital waste. Additionally, if you are seeking alimony or want to reduce how much you have to pay, you do not want to put pictures online that could inaccurately represent your financial status.
Venting about your spouse
Badmouthing or otherwise venting about your soon-to-be-ex may reflect badly on you, particularly as you navigate a custody case. Venting online may make you seem aggressive or immature. It can also appear that you are attempting to alienate your children from their other parent.
Focusing too much on your spouse’s social media
Getting a divorce is emotionally trying, but it is important to learn to move on with your life. Hyper-focusing on your spouse’s social media accounts is an unhealthy activity that can make it difficult for you to let go of the relationship.
Making yourself look irresponsible
You should avoid sharing any pictures of partying, drinking or any other activity that might depict you as an unfit parent. This type of online activity could harm your custody case.
If you are ever in doubt about whether something is appropriate to post online, do not put it on social media. If you have trouble with social media in general, you may want to log off altogether until after the divorce.