Why is Using Social Media Dangerous During a Divorce?

Social media is a big part of our lives today. Many of us use it to share some of the most intimate details of daily life, including what we eat, who we socialize with, and where we travel. If you continue to use it during the divorce process, however, your soon-to-be former spouse may potentially have access to information that could derail the outcome of your divorce.

The Risks of Engaging in Social Media During Your Divorce

Social media seems perfectly harmless, especially if you are not one for online venting and oversharing. Even if your usage is rather limited, you can still provide information you never meant for your spouse to have. For example, if you check-in at an expensive restaurant on Facebook or share a picture of an expensive recent purchase, your spouse can glean some information regarding your financial capabilities. If you often frequently share pictures online, these may also send some misleading messages that can harm your divorce settlement.

The best thing to do at this time is to take a social media hiatus until your divorce is finalized. Unadding your spouse is not effective enough to ensure your posts will not end up in the wrong hands. Some of your mutual friends may screencap your posts and share it with your spouse, so you must never assume that anything you share online is private.

If you cannot abstain from using social media completely, carefully consider each post you create. Never discuss the details of your divorce or vent about your spouse online. If you have any doubts about the impact a social media post may have on your case, do not share it. Nothing you share online is worth the outcome of your divorce settlement, especially considering the profound impact it will have on your future and your children’s future.

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If you are pursuing a divorce, you will need an experienced family law attorney on your side to provide the advice you need to smoothly navigate this trying process. The knowledgeable legal team at Nelson, Taylor & Associates PLLC can guide you through every step of your divorce and provide strong legal support to ensure you do not make any unnecessary missteps. Our law firm has been helping families since 2004 and is backed by a history of successful results. You can rest assured that your divorce case will be in good hands with us.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us for the skilled legal representation you need. Call our law office today at (801) 901-7046 to request a free initial case evaluation with one a member of our team to discuss the details of your case.