Why you should avoid social media when going through a divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 20, 2023 | Divorce

While you may want to use social media during your divorce to connect with friends or find new ones this can be a bad idea. You should consider avoiding social media altogether until the divorce is final.

Here is why:

You may post incriminating evidence

Your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s team will check your social media pages closely to spot anything they can use against you. This could be an asset or a behavior. For example, if you post a photo with a new item, they may claim that you didn’t account for it when declaring your assets, and insinuate you hid assets intentionally. If they provide sufficient evidence based on what you posted, a court could punish you.

If you have children, posting photos while partying may affect your child custody case. The other team may argue that you are not fit to be your child’s custodial parent based on what you put on social media.

The people you post photos with on social media can also affect your child custody case. If the other parent informs the court the people you spend most of the time with have questionable characters and provide evidence to support their claim, it could harm your case.

Posting photos of vacations and unnecessary purchases may also impact child support and alimony decisions. Your spouse may use it to suggest you can afford to pay more.

It may hinder your ability to move on with life

Scrolling through social media only to see your spouse having fun without you could affect your healing process, and how you interact with them. Even seeing photos of other happy couples might bring you down. A poor emotional state could lead you to make poor decisions about the divorce.

Resisting the temptation to click on your social media accounts can leave you free to use your time on other things, such as learning more about how divorce works and building a positive future.