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Avoid social media while going through a divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2023 | Divorce

It’s all too tempting for Texas residents going through a divorce to take to social media to vent about their situation. However, doing that is a bad idea for many reasons.

Anyone can see your posts

Even with privacy settings in place, anyone can see your posts. As a result, if you’re in the midst of a divorce, you will want to ensure that certain people don’t see you vent about your estranged spouse. This is especially true if you and your spouse have mutual connections. Even if you think certain people are more loyal to you, they can gossip and your comments can get back to your spouse. To prevent this from potentially happening, only post positive things or avoid social media altogether.

Photos can be incriminating

In some cases, even if you pose seemingly innocent photos, they might impact your divorce case. For example, if you post photos of an extravagant purchase, it can affect the amount of money you are seeking in alimony. If you choose to post any pictures, make sure they don’t include anything that could be considered suspicious. Photos of your children or pets may be safest.

Don’t post about new romantic prospects

You might be moving on in your romantic life and have a potential new partner, but don’t post about them on social media. Even if you met them after your divorce was initiated, if your spouse gets wind of your new relationship, they can use it against you. It can make your divorce even more contentious and cause trouble when negotiating the terms of your split.

If you continue using social media during your divorce, be smart. Don’t do anything you think can hurt your case, and avoid looking up dirt on your spouse.