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Social media can hurt your divorce in a variety of ways. Therefore, it is important to be extra careful when posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets during the divorce process. To ensure your rights are protected and increase your chances of the best possible case outcome, refrain from posting about the following.
An Expensive Purchase
It can be tempting to want to show off a new vehicle or designer handbag to your social network. However, doing so can be used in court to show the type of lifestyle you live. Any sign that you are not being truthful about your finances can serve as a red flag and be used against you. Keep any large, expensive purchase to yourself.
A New Love Interest
You and your soon to be ex may have been separated for quite some time or have a certain agreement in place where you are free to date others. Even if this is the case, sharing a new love interest on social media while you are legally married can lead to issues and questions of infidelity.
Refrain from posting any information related to your finances on social media. Your social media community does not need to know about a raise at work, a monetary gift you recently received, lottery winnings, child support payments or lack of them, or anything else that has to do with your financial well-being. Public financial information can easily be used against you in the trial.
Private Conversation Screenshots
You may be upset or even think something is funny and take a screenshot of a conversation you had with a friend, co-worker, or even your soon to be ex. While you may feel the need to share conversation screenshots on social media, doing so can put you In a negative light and misrepresent someone. Private conversations should not be viewable by the public.
One of the best tips for going through a divorce is keeping children out of it. Therefore, you should never post any information about your children on social media during the divorce process. Posting at them puts them in a risky situation and can cause the court to question your abilities and motives as a parent.
Rather than posting about these topics on social media, speak to a trustworthy friend, family member, therapist, or divorce attorney.
Consult a Highly Skilled DuPage County Divorce Lawyer
If you are seeking legal representation for your divorce or have further questions on social media etiquette during the divorce process, you should reach out to our experienced DuPage County divorce lawyers. Call us at 630-920-8855 today.