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How social media can affect your divorce

Social media can have a major impact on your divorce. Comments, messages, photos and tweets are becoming crucial evidence in a court of law, especially in divorce proceedings.

Do not make the mistake of letting your Facebook and other social media accounts ruin your life. Avoid the following three social media posts during your divorce:

Pictures of you partying

Social media photos can be important pieces of evidence in child custody lawsuits. If you appear to be an irresponsible or reckless parent, it could affect the court’s decision on your child custody agreement. Judges are interested in the best interest of the child. If a judge believes you engage in a party lifestyle, they might think your children would best be suited with their other parent.

Photos with new partner

It is in your best interest to avoid positing pictures of your new partner until your divorce is final. Even if your ex-spouse is aware of your new partner, he or she might still become upset by seeing photos of you two together. This could negatively impact the course of your divorce. Additionally, a court might see these photos as signs of an extramarital affair, which could prevent you from receiving any spousal support

Posts about your divorce

Venting about your divorce is one of the worst things you can do on social media. If your ex-spouse sees or hears about it, they might become upset and make things more difficult for you in divorce proceedings. Additionally, you run the risk of letting outsiders into your family’s private life. If you need to talk to someone, divorce attorneys and counselors can be good sources for support and guidance. 

Many people find it helpful to step away from social media altogether during a divorce because of all the problems it can cause. However, if you are going to remain active on social media, these tips can help you avoid unnecessary disputes.

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