3 social media behaviors to avoid during your divorce



Divorce is a sensitive matter during which it can feel like you are walking on eggshells in an attempt to keep conflicts from escalating. You might feel as though your social media pages are a safe haven to let loose and relieve stress, but this is certainly not the case.

Anything you post or share on social media is liable to show up in the courtroom during divorce proceedings, even if you believe that your soon-to-be ex-spouse does not have access to your page. For that reason, it is important to avoid certain behaviors for the duration of the divorce process.

1. Updating your relationship status

Choosing to date someone else during your divorce can be a risky enough decision in its own right, but you should certainly avoid posting about this new relationship on social media. The other party can use this against you to claim that you are spending marital assets on another partner.

2. Posting negative comments about your spouse

Venting can be a healthy process, but choosing to gossip or spread negative comments about your spouse over social media can be damaging to your divorce case. Never assume that your spouse or their lawyers will fail to find your posts.

3. Showing off expensive purchases

Posting comments or photos about expensive purchases can also damage your case. The other party in your divorce can claim that you are stealing or wasting marital assets, a claim which can negatively affect you during the separation of marital property.

It is generally a good idea to avoid social media altogether during a divorce so as to avoid any accidental behaviors that might inadvertently harm your case. If you do continue social media activities, be sure to refrain from any particularly harmful habits.