These days, many people rush to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media profiles to tell their friends and followers about what is happening in their life. If you are going through a divorce though, you may want to think twice before hitting “post.” Using social media, especially if you use it in the wrong way, could seriously hurt you in your divorce and can have a very real effect on what kind of settlement you receive. Below are some things you should know about social media and how to use it, or not use it, when going through a divorce.
Do Not Post About Your Divorce
One of the worst things you can do during your divorce is post about it on social media. If you use social media to vent about your ex or talk about your divorce, it is likely going to be held against you in the future. There is a good chance that you need to talk to someone about what you are going through. However, it is a much better idea to speak to a friend privately about it, or even speak to a therapist. These are confidential conversations that will not be used against you later.
The best advice is to refrain from posting to social media altogether during your divorce. If you cannot do that though, make sure anything you post has nothing to do with your marital relationship, property division, child custody issues, or anything else pertaining to your divorce....