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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Using Social Media During A Divorce

People use social media every single day, to the point where it is just a normal part of their lives. However, it can be a tool that your spouse uses against you during a divorce. While social media is great for staying in touch with friends and family, what you post can be used against you if your divorce goes to trial. Here are some things to avoid doing on social media during a divorce. 

Oversharing Information

Many people make the mistake of oversharing information about their divorce on social media. While it may be an easy place to vent and express your feelings about the situation, there are consequences of doing this on a public forum. Negative things that you say about the divorce process or your spouse can be used against you. That's why it's best to not share information about the divorce, even if your profile is completely private. You never know who has access and could be reading.

Stalking Others

Social media makes it really easy to find information about what other people are up to. While there is nothing that can hurt your case by looking up what your soon-to-be ex-spouse or their new partner is doing, it's not good for your mental health. It's an unhealthy behavior that can cause conflict to escalate as you see information that upsets you. You're better off avoiding the profiles of people involved in your divorce so that you can properly heal.

Posting Questionable Photos

Your life may have changed a bit since the start of the divorce process. You may be going out with friends more and partying now that your kid is living with their mom or dad. It can be tempting to post photos of you living a new lifestyle to share with your friends and family. The problem is that photos are a type of evidence that can be used against you in court in an attempt to show that you're not responsible. Always avoid posting anything questionable so that your post doesn't come back to bite you. 

A good rule of advice to remember is the same thing that you likely tell your kids about social media. Anything that you post is potentially out there forever. You do not know who read it, who has saved it, and when it will resurface in the future. 

Reach out to a divorce lawyer to learn more about tips regarding social media during a divorce.