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Resist the urge to post about your divorce on social media 

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2024 | Divorce |

When you get a divorce, it’s often best not to post about the process – or your spouse – on social media. Some people advise that you shouldn’t post at all until the divorce has concluded. 

At the same time, social media is just how a lot of people communicate today. It feels very natural to them to post about something as significant as a divorce. If you’re in this position, why should you avoid doing so?

Admissible in court 

To start with, the things that you post on social media are often admissible in court. This includes public posts, direct messages and the like. So you have to remember that, even if you feel like the messages are an exclusive conversation between you and your partner, they could show back up during the divorce case. It’s very important to think about how that case could be affected.

Social media could work against you 

The thing to remember is that these posts may be used against you in the future. If you made a post blaming your ex for the divorce and insulting them in some way, for instance, they may claim that you shouldn’t get custody of your child because there’s a risk of parental alienation. When you feel frustrated and emotional during a divorce, you may post things that you later regret – but nothing that is posted on the internet can ever really be deleted. 

A complex divorce

If you’re going through a complicated or contentious divorce, it’s quite important to understand all of your legal options. Avoiding social media is a good place to start, but you also need to know what steps to take to seek an appropriate resolution.