Social Media

Can Social Media Use Negatively Impact My Divorce?

Social media is an incredible tool that helps us feel connected, especially while living in a time when we must all socially distance ourselves. However, continuing to use any of these platforms while you are in the process of obtaining a divorce can be detrimental to your case. Social media services, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, invite users to share some of the most intimate details of their lives and, unfortunately, this can haunt you in court.

Why You Should Take a Break

Most of us scroll through our various social media feeds numerous times a day. You probably share pictures of your food, funny memes, the highlights of your day, and you might even vent about issues you are experiencing. As innocent as this may seem, the posts you share can reflect poorly on you in court or get twisted out of context.

If you unfriended your spouse and try to keep your social media accounts relatively private, you likely feel at liberty to share whatever you please. However, you and your soon-to-be former spouse probably still share many mutual friends and it would be impossible to where their loyalties are. The best way to protect yourself and ensure your spouse does not obtain any information you wish to remain private is by not sharing it online.

If you cannot stay off social media entirely, consider some of the following tips:

  • Do not post any pictures or videos.
  • Do not share anything about your children.
  • Do not share anything you discussed with your attorney.
  • Do not vent about the divorce process or badmouth your spouse.
  • Do not post any memes or jokes that poke fun at marriage.
  • Do not use the check-in feature.
  • Do not share anything that may reveal your spending habits.
  • Do not share anything that suggests you might be dating again.

If you have doubts about something you are about to share, do not post it. Nothing you share on social media is worth jeopardizing your divorce settlement.

Discuss the Details of Your Divorce Case with a Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney

If you are getting a divorce, you need an experienced family law attorney to advise and guide you throughout the process to keep you from making any preventable mistakes that may derail your case. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our divorce attorney has what it takes to help you navigate this complex legal process, so you can obtain the best possible results for your case.

Reach out to our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you.