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Be Mindful of How You Use Social Media During Divorce

With the rise of social media, people are interacting online in ways that are much different than ever before. Although social media has become an outstanding tool for staying in touch with others and keeping relationships strong, it could also pose some hazards during your divorce if you are not careful with how you use it.

Overall, people have become quite comfortable sharing more personal information online. However, this personal information could easily be used against you during a divorce, making it less likely you’ll get the results you seek. Even if you have already deleted or blocked your spouse from seeing your social media profiles, you have to consider the possibility that you have other individuals on these pages who will see what you are posting and share it with people you did not expect.

For example, imagine you’ve already started dating someone else and you share updates about your dates or photos of the two of you sharing a romantic moment. If your divorce is contentious, your former spouse could use this information to paint a negative picture of you in court or during settlement proceedings.

Or, say you go out on the town and have a few photos snapped of you having imbibed a bit too much alcohol. Your ex-spouse could also use these photos as evidence of you being unfit to raise your children — even if that’s not the case at all.

Social media could also create an issue with your standard of living. If, for example, you go on an expensive vacation or buy a brand-new car and post it on Facebook, your former spouse could try to use those purchases against you.

It is very important to use discretion at all times on social media, but especially during a court action. For further guidance, speak with an experienced Minneapolis divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. today.

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