Most American adults maintain at least one social media account with relative frequency. It isn’t hard to see why. Social media platforms offer the opportunity for people to connect, regardless of where they are and what they’re up to.
If you enjoy engaging on social media, it is important to understand that you’ll either need to refrain from logging on to these platforms or that you’ll need to take particular care when posting until your divorce is finalized. Otherwise, what you say and post could be used by your spouse to undermine your case. Even if your divorce process is likely to progress amicably, you can’t assume that there is no risk of it turning contentious.
Taking great care
If you don’t feel as if you can effectively abstain from using social media until your divorce is finalized, you’ll want to act as if everything you post could potentially come back to haunt you. This is, of course, a pretty dismal way to approach what should ultimately be a fun, comforting and informative activity. But, the reality is that what you post could ultimately affect your property division and/or child custody arrangements, so you will want to treat that activity as the potentially consequential reality that it is.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to vent about your situation on social media. However, you are going to better protect your interests by refraining from doing so until your divorce has been finalized. Until that point in time, it is generally a good idea to assume that everything you post online could impact the outcome of your case. In a nutshell? When it comes to divorce and social media, it is far better to be safe than sorry.