If you expect your divorce to be contentious, then you need to know how to protect yourself and your interests from attacks while also advocating for your position. It’s not an easy thing to do, but you can position yourself for success by knowing what to look out for. One area that’s often overlooked in marriage dissolution cases is the dangers of social media.
How social media can derail your divorce
Sure, social media can be a great place to turn to vent frustrations, connect with others, and find support, but your posts could have a dramatic effect on the outcome of your divorce. Here are just some of the ways that your social media could endanger your position in your marriage dissolution:
- Your posts might be used against you in a custody proceeding, especially if you talk poorly about the other parent, indicate that the other parent is never going to see their children again, or portray yourself as someone who engages in a lifestyle that would be detrimental to your child and their best interests.
- Your posts portray critical financial information that can be used against you in property division and spousal support disputes.
- Your social media provides evidence of infidelity, which can impact the outcome of several divorce legal issues.
- Social media posts contradict other statements that you’ve made, which will negatively impact your credibility with the court.
- Social media posts are twisted out of context in an attempt to show the existence of domestic violence or behavior that rises to the level of stalking.
Be careful navigating your divorce
Your life could be put under the microscope in your divorce proceedings, which is why you need to be careful how you portray yourself every step of the way. To do so, you should diligently craft a strong divorce strategy that seeks to protect your interests and gives you guidance as you move into the future and the next chapter of your life.