If you and your spouse decided to divorce, you should be prepared for a period of constant stress and constant money spending. The fact is that divorces are very expensive and very exhausting, and until it is over, everything you say or do can be used against you.
Believe it or not, but one simple social media post could ruin your life. You may end up losing:
- The custody over your children
- Your assets
- Your finances
People don’t realize how important it is to stay away from social media while divorcing. If you thought that social media posts are irrelevant and private, think again. Remember that everything you put “out there” can be used as evidence in your divorce process. For that reason, you should use these safety tips to protect yourself during your divorce. Here are the most important safety tips concerning your social media usage during and after your divorce.
Know Your Friends
Venting about your divorce could seem like a good idea at a time. But, venting to a wrong person will result in evidence that will be used against you in the courtroom. For that reason, you should either find another way to vent or not vent at all. And if you have to do it, don’t do it on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. That is not the place to do it. Besides, you may be disappointed by the number of friends who are not your actual friends and who will use this opportunity to connect with your spouse.
Know your friends before you share anything that may compromise you, or don’t share anything at all until your divorce is settled.
Be Careful About What You Post
Posting even the slightest joke about your marriage could have severe consequences. Your spouse’s attorney will definitely check your social media pages and see if there is anything that can be used against you.
Also, if you are tagged in a photo, video or post, you could also bear the consequences, regardless of whether or not you wanted to be a part of that post. For that reason, the best thing is to simply avoid social media until your divorce is finalized.
A Divorce Attorneys in Salt Lake City advise you to take other hobbies, such as reading books, hiking or any activity that excludes your public or personal opinion and as far away from the internet as possible.
Liking and Sharing
Another thing you need to be extremely careful about (if you continue to use your social media during your divorce) is what you like or share. Sometimes, even liking a post made by your mutual friend with negative statements about your spouse could get you in trouble. Pressing the “Like” button usually means you agree with something, and your spouse may use it against you.
Don’t share anything related to your mutual life with your spouse, and don’t share any information or posts concerning a broken marriage, or anything related to some philosophy behind it.