Don’t let social media jeopardize your divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2022 | Family Law |

An overwhelming number of people on Earth have now signed up for at least one form of social media. Some people use it to share their political views. Others consume their news from these platforms.

In moderation, social media is arguably a good thing. But is it a good thing if you are in the middle of a divorce?

Managing conflict

While there are undeniable benefits to social media, there are also drawbacks. One thing is for sure, it causes a lot of arguments and friction. This kind of conflict is the last thing you need during your divorce. Have you exited a hearing and immediately posted your thoughts on the matter? This is probably not a wise move as your spouse is bound to get a hold of the post at some point. Even if they don’t manage this directly, can you really be sure that none of your mutual friends haven’t relayed it across?

Creating a positive image

If you have children together, then custody is going to be your top priority. Hopefully, you and your spouse can talk amicably and come up with a suitable arrangement. Failing that, the court will step in and come up with a plan based on the best interests of the child. In any case, the court is going to be monitoring closely your ability as a parent. Have you been partying hard in recent weeks and sharing your photos? How is this going to look in the eyes of the family court? Is there any way that you could be painted as irresponsible?

It may not be feasible for you to stop using social media altogether during your divorce, but you should certainly consider some restrictions. Having legal guidance behind you will also give you a better idea of what steps to take.

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