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Social Media & Divorce

Just reading this blog title you might be thinking, “Isn’t it obvious what you should or shouldn’t post on social media while going through a divorce?” Well, yes it is. However, go on Twitter or Facebook and do a local search of people going through a divorce or separation, it will soon become clear that this post is necessary.

When you’re in the middle of divorce proceedings, you might make a lot of claims about yourself, your spouse, your children, etc. We used to have to hire a private investigator to find evidence refuting these claims. It’s sometimes as easy as logging into Facebook or Twitter. Keep in mind that you may not have “proven” what you said was false, but even if a post suggests what you stated isn’t the full truth it can hurt you in court. Social media postings can truly destroy your credibility.

An example—if you’re asking for child or spousal support, or any kind of monetary support, you probably don’t want to be flashing money all over Facebook. Of course, who would take photos of cash and put it on Facebook? When you’re “checking in” or tagging yourself at expensive restaurants, hotels, resorts, etc., you’re essentially doing just that.

Furthermore, if you’re tagging yourself, or being tagged, in photos/events with “sketchy” people, you don’t look like Riverside’s greatest parent. That includes excessive partying, drinking, drugs, etc. DO NOT post on these topics online. And finally, do NOT discuss or comment about the divorce online. Don’t try to bash your ex or talk about private divorce matters. It can easily come back to bite you. Long story short: Your divorce is more important than your social media presence.

Stay OFF Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

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