Social media brings people together all over the world. However, it can also prove damaging in some situations, including when you and your spouse are going through a divorce. While you do not need to stop using social media altogether during this time, you should carefully consider each and every post you make to prevent the following mistakes.
Insulting your former spouse
Divorces can be contentious, especially when infidelity was a factor in the breakup. As a result, it is very easy for either side to share choice words about their former partners online. While this might be cathartic at the moment, it is bound to have a poor effect on many people in your life. Your kids will become sad and angry, and may even feel forced to take sides. Other family members will also be impacted, which causes even more strife.
Sharing too much information
Details of the divorce, including things you talk about with your attorney, should not be shared on social media. You should also refrain from sharing family disputes, such as your ex’s repeated absences at visitations or failure to financially care for your children. While these may be valid concerns, sharing them on social media will not bring about a resolution. It will, however, make your friends and family uncomfortable and make you look hot-headed.
Posting something that can be used in court
More and more lawyers are using information found online during divorce proceedings. Even seemingly innocent statements can be used to paint you in a negative light, whether you are applying for joint custody or asking for spousal support. It is best to limit posts about your personal life, at least until the divorce has been finalized.