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Reasons to avoid social media during a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2023 | Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, it may be a good idea to refrain from using social media. This is largely because you don’t know who may view or share content that might undermine your ability to get a favorable outcome from a Texas family law judge.

Anyone could see a post

You may think that blocking your spouse or their friends is enough to prevent them from seeing controversial content. However, the truth is that your spouse’s lawyer, your child or other parties may view a post that you wanted to remain within your circle of contacts. It’s also possible that your own friends or family members might share a post that might be seen by your spouse or others.

Innocent content may be problematic

Let’s say that you post a picture of yourself on a tropical vacation or driving a fancy car. Your spouse may interpret that to mean that you are depleting assets or that you are using hidden assets to fund your lifestyle. Although this may not have been your intent, it might result in a divorce judge handing down an unfavorable alimony or property division ruling. If you share children with your spouse, social media posts might hinder your ability to obtain custody rights to them.

If you are going through a divorce, it may be in your best interest to say as little about the case as possible. Doing so may prevent your spouse, your spouse’s attorney or others from obtaining evidence that might paint you as emotionally unstable or as someone who shouldn’t be allowed to be a child’s caregiver.