Should I Avoid Social Media if I’m Getting a Divorce?

Divorce is, to say the least, a very significant event in anyone’s life. Since a lot of people post even the most mundane aspects of their lives on social media, when going through something as significant as a divorce, it’s only natural that they’d post about it. That said, posting about your divorce as you go through it is one of the worst things you can do. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Shelby County, Tennessee divorce lawyer to learn more about why you need to avoid social media and how using social media can potentially hurt you.

Why You Need to Avoid Social Media During Your Divorce

There are several reasons why you need to avoid social media as you go through the divorce process. Just some of those reasons are as follows:

  • You give up your privacy. First and foremost, divorce is a personal matter, and it’s something that really should be kept private. You don’t need to air your “dirty laundry” for all to see. Even if your account is private and you think only your followers can see what you post, the truth is, your personal posts are just a screenshot away from becoming public.
  • Anything you post or put in writing is admissible in court. If you send your ex threatening or angry text messages, you can bet that they will bring those messages to court and use them against you. The same is true if you decide to trash talk your ex on social media. Even if you believe your ex truly deserves it, and that everyone should know about what they did, the truth is, judges look down on this behavior and it will likely impact the outcome of your divorce in a negative way.
  • It may hurt your chances of receiving support or custody. If you post pictures of you out drinking with friends, for example, your ex can use this against you to allege that you have a substance abuse issue and that you, therefore, are unfit to get custody. If you post pictures of an expensive vacation or a pricey new purchase, such as a new car, your ex can also allege that you don’t really require child or spousal support. Of course, these posts won’t guarantee a poor outcome, but why give your ex the potential ammunition?

These are just some of the reasons why you should avoid social media at all costs. If you would like to learn more or you need an attorney to represent you in your divorce, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us online today.


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