Why Should I Be Careful About Posting on Social Media During a Divorce?

Why Should I Be Careful About Posting on Social Media During a Divorce?

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks, people in New York are being asked to stay home and isolate themselves from others to help slow down the spread of the virus. As a result, many people are finding themselves spending more time on social media. It is because of this that it is important to remember proper etiquette on these platforms, especially if you are going through or have been through a divorce.

Individuals who are going through a divorce or have been through one in the past should watch what they post on social media to ensure the outcome of their proceedings are not impacted. This is because the courts can keep an eye on what spouses are doing on social media to be sure they are not engaging in improper behavior. This can include bad-mouthing a spouse or arguing with them.

In addition to this, other behavior that can impact the outcome of divorce proceedings can include the types of pictures a person decides to post. For example, pictures of drinking or partying can be used against a parent in the event of child custody to deem them as an unfit parent. Other pictures such as new purchases or vacations can be used in an argument against alimony or child support payments.

Any of the previously listed behaviors can be used against a person during the proceedings. It is because of this that it is best to simply keep your private life private in order to prevent a divorce from becoming more difficult than it needs to be.

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