Why stay off social media during your divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2022 | Divorce & Legal Separation |

If you are an avid social media poster, it may seem natural to continue posting as usual during your divorce. By doing so, you can let others know your marriage is ending and get some much-needed support.

Unfortunately, if you are not extremely careful about what you post, your online activity could hinder your ability to get the divorce outcomes you want.

Here are some reasons why:

It is easy to post without thinking

If you have a bad day and are upset with your spouse, you might feel tempted to say something online that you would probably not do if you had time to reflect. Even if you quickly delete it, they could take a screenshot first and use it to suggest you are always hostile toward them.

Posts can be misinterpreted

You post a photo of yourself having drinks with a few friends to try and get over your upcoming divorce. Your spouse could try to use it to show you are an irresponsible parent because you were drunk when the children were in your charge.

Or you go away for the weekend to a fancy spa resort to get some much-needed TLC. Your spouse uses it to show the judge that you clearly have money to burn, so do not need spousal support.

Besides those issues, it is essential to remember that seeing friends and family face to face is much more enriching. They can provide you with much more support in person than they can via a global platform.

Getting legal help to consider the effects of actions during your divorce can help you to get a better outcome without unintentional self-sabotage.