Whether you’re an open book on social media or you prefer to lay low, there are a lot of things to consider in your posts, profile updates, and things you share on social media. Here are our recommendations for some social media guidelines for someone going through a divorce.
- Don’t use social media as a place to vent. Although social media can be a great resource for connection and solidarity, it’s not the right place to express your feelings during a divorce proceeding. Because evidence from social media can be used in a trial, posting information about financial issues, your spouse’s unfaithfulness, child custody concerns and decisions, legal information, and similar things should be kept private. Even if your social account is private, there are often still ways to find your posts and information.
- Don’t share your location or pictures of your vacation. While you might normally “check-in” at your favorite restaurant or post pictures of your fun cruise, during a divorce is not the time. Sharing things like this could provide your spouse with ammunition to use against you in court. Things like this could be taken as evidence that you don’t need as much alimony or that you don’t have enough time to spend with your children.
If you’re about to start a divorce proceeding and you aren’t sure how to best protect yourself and your children, please contact one of our Family Law attorneys. We take pride in providing individualized legal care to guide our clients as they make important and oftentimes, life-altering decisions. It’s important to choose an attorney that you know you can trust and has your best interest in mind. We’re here to help, you can trust us to provide the high-quality legal care that you are looking for.