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Social media is not the place to discuss your divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2023 | Family Law |

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally challenging time, and it may be tempting to vent your frustrations about your soon-to-be ex-spouse on social media. However, it is important to remember that social networking platforms are not always the best place to express such feelings.

While it may be tempting to share your marital issues online, it could offend your partner and increase the likelihood of confrontation during a divorce. Once you put your thoughts out there, they can be seen by anyone, including your ex-partner and their family and friends, even if your privacy settings are maxed. This could result in further emotional turmoil and even legal complications.

What not to post on social media during your divorce

If you want to stay active on social media during the divorce process, remember that anything you say or post online could potentially be used as evidence against you. Under these circumstances, there are some things that you should refrain from posting. These include:

  • Negative comments about your ex
  • Photos of your new boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Intimate details about your marriage
  • Rumors pertaining to your ex

These are the kinds of things that should remain private. Otherwise, they could be brought up during your divorce proceedings and used to question your character. There’s also the possibility that your post could lead to a charge against you of slander or worse. A simple rule of thumb is “don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want your ex to post about you.”

As you move forward, remember that your actions and words can have consequences, and it’s best to avoid making any rash decisions that could have long-lasting effects. Should you have questions regarding social media posts and their implications for your divorce, consider seeking legal guidance proactively, as it is better to be safe than sorry.