Divorce and social networks

Social media has become an important part of many people’s lives, giving them a place to share their feelings and life. For many, it is a means of catharsis and serves as an outlet to express emotions that they may not be able to express in person. People can find comfort in knowing that they are not alone and that others can understand their situation.

However, can these posts I share with the world hurt my divorce proceedings?

Photos, videos, and words posted online can have a huge impact on the divorce process. What may seem like an innocent post or comment could be used by the other spouse as evidence in court.

Posting on social media during a divorce is not recommended. However, if you can’t resist the temptation. Here are some tips that can help you ensure your posts stay safe and secure.

  • Set your accounts as private as possible, make sure only those you trust can see your posts.
  • Avoid posting photos of your major purchases, this could backfire and become evidence of a cover-up or waste of marital property.
  • Refrain from speaking ill of your ex. Even if you have the most secure privacy settings, there’s a chance that the wrong people could see what you post and use it against you.
  • Do not share intimate content, always keep your private moments between you and your ex. Otherwise, he could be charged with the crime of “revenge pornography”.
  • Take time to think before posting. Not only can it damage your reputation and cause embarrassment, but it could also get you into legal trouble.

In today’s digital world, it can be tempting to turn to social media to vent your frustrations and emotions. However, it is important to take a step back and consider the best way to release those feelings. A great option is to talk to a therapist or close friends in person, which can provide an effective outlet for your emotions while also giving you a safe space where you can be heard and understood.