The Risks of Using Social Media During a Divorce

Many of us rely on social media to stay connected to friends and family. We often share the most intimate details of daily life and our innermost thoughts. Unfortunately, sharing these details on social media can be damaging during divorce proceedings, so it is essential to take a hiatus until after the process is finalized. Otherwise, the posts you share may find their way into the courtroom.

Why You Should Take a Social Media Break

Your social media posts are admissible in court, so taking a break from social media altogether is the smartest decision you can make while going through a divorce. Although you may have already removed your spouse from your social media accounts, you should not assume you have the freedom to share your life online. You likely still share mutual friends with your spouse, and they may relay the information you share online with your spouse.

Here are some additional reasons why you should avoid social media during your divorce:

  • The pictures you post reveal a lot about your life and can easily be taken out of context, no matter how innocent they may seem.
  • Using the check-in feature can provide a lot of information regarding where you spend your time, your financial situation, and more.
  • Some of the posts you share may seem contradictory and can make you appear dishonest in court.

No social media post is worth risking the outcome of your divorce settlement. However, if you absolutely cannot stay off social media, carefully consider each post you make. If you have concerns about a judge seeing it, you would do well to err on the side of caution and forego posting it entirely. Keep in mind that once you put something out there, it will never completely disappear.

If venting is important for you, consider doing so over the phone or in-person, but be sure to keep it off the internet.

Discuss Your Divorce with an Experienced Family Law Attorney During a Free Consultation!

If you are seeking a divorce from your spouse, this is undoubtedly a tough time for you. It is crucial to stay off social media as much as possible and to obtain the guidance of an experienced family law attorney. At Arnel Law Firm, our divorce team is backed by more than four decades of collective legal experience, which we will use to your advantage. You can trust that our team will work diligently on your behalf to protect your best interests.

Reach out to our law office today at (718) 550-3024 to set up a free initial consultation with one of our divorce attorneys.