Social media and digital communication can have a significant impact on the consequences of settlement negotiations during a divorce. While the best piece of advice is to abstain from all social media while going through a divorce, the lure of many online sites is fun; however, sharing too much when going through a divorce can prove to have negative effects. The following are recommendations of what not to do on social media when going through a divorce:
- Avoid Arguing Your Case Online. Discussing your case in any type of social media platform is an unwise idea. If you are posting about your case in an attempt to obtain sympathy from others, it will only come back to hurt you.
- Dating Profiles. A spouse might use information gathered from one’s profile on a dating website to use as evidence against the other spouse during a divorce settlement.
- Court Orders. If court orders restrict online behavior in any type of way, it is essential to follow the court’s directions to avoid negative repercussions.
- Hidden Assets. Various updates through pictures and check-ins on social media can be used in a court of law to suggest hidden assets.
- Privacy Settings. It is crucial that individuals do not set their profile setting to public so anyone can have access. You will end up doing more harm than good if the information ends up as evidence in a court of law. Monitor exactly who can read what. Sometimes, messages reach individuals who are not really your “friends” and later use social media messages against you. Married couples often have mutual friends and when a marriage dissolves, some of these people tend to be more loyal to one spouse than the other. Proceed with caution.
- Think Twice Before Posting. Even a post that an individual believes is harmless can be used as evidence to weaken or negatively impact his or her divorce settlement. If one is unsure, it is best not to post at all.
- Commenting Out of Anger. Never post or react out of anger or frustration no matter what the circumstance. That moment of relief can be costly on your behalf. Always think twice.
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