Can my social media posts affect my divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2023 | Divorce |

Divorce is a delicate process. Your behavior can significantly impact outcomes in major issues, such as child custody and spousal support. One wrong move might give the court reason to doubt your fitness as a parent or lead your spouse to question the truthfulness of your declared assets. For these reasons, you need to be very careful about your actions, including what you share on social media.

Here are things you might want to consider avoiding while your divorce is going on:

Brag about assets and purchases

If you own or recently bought expensive cars, jewelry, properties and other assets, consider not posting about them online. They might make you appear wealthier than you are, which will likely affect discussions on child support and property division.

Fight against others

The stress of your divorce might make you less patient, but it is generally best to choose your battles, even on social media. Fighting online, especially with your ex and their family, will likely make you look bad and incapable of diplomacy.

Check into places

It might be helpful to avoid checking into any location and broadcasting your whereabouts to everyone. Going to bars, casinos and other places your spouse disapproves of will likely give them ammunition against you in court.

Post questionable content

You generally want to appear as a trustworthy parent for issues like child support. Jokes, photos and videos on unsavory topics like alcohol, drugs and violence might cast questions about the example you will set for your children.

Because of how complex divorce can be, it is ideal to be careful of your every move. An experienced divorce attorney can help you stay informed of the law and the optimal way to behave throughout the process. This way, they can help you finalize the divorce and achieve the most favorable outcomes for you and those you care about.