Social media has changed the way we communicate and share information with
each other. Various platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
enables us to learn more about the people you associate with and the world
However, this can be a problem when it comes to
divorce. What we do on social media can be used as evidence in disputes involving
property division, and more.
The following are several types of posts you should avoid during divorce
Posts about expensive purchases – One the main issues regarding divorce is money. If you are dealing
with any financial disputes (e.g. child custody, alimony, property division),
you should avoid posting anything about purchases you made or presents
you received. In addition, do not post about vacations or any other forms
of extravagant spending. Claiming a large number of assets while posting
status updates talking about shopping sprees and a new convertible can
make you seem frivolous.
Posts about partying – Posting about how intoxicated you were makes you appear like an
irresponsible spouse, at least in the judge’s eyes. If you were
supposed to be caring for your children but went out partying instead,
you could end up on the wrong end of child custody negotiations. Avoid
posting any kind of information that could make it seems as though you
engage in this type of behavior.
Posts about the person you’re dating – Although you and your ex agreed that it is fine to see other people,
posting pictures of him or her on social media is still considered troublesome.
The judge could determine that you’ve had an extramarital affair
according to the pictures, which can cause severe harm to your divorce case.
Posts about legal matters – People use social media to vent their frustrations. However, avoid
venting about anything related to your divorce on social media. If you
need to talk about your divorce, turn to a friend or a family member,
especially if they had experienced divorce as well.
Posts from peers – Lastly, you must be wary of what your social media connections
post about you on their profiles. Just because you didn’t post something
on your own profile doesn’t mean it cannot be connected to you.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in Florida,
contact our Daytona Beach divorce attorney at
Stepniak & Park today.