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Social media and your divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2022 | Divorce

For most people, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others allow them to keep up with news and stay in touch with family and friends. It makes sense; if you are going through a divorce, you will post updates about it on these social platforms.

Unfortunately, this may lead to a few issues throughout the divorce process. Keep reading to find out how social media may impact your divorce here.

Your online activity may be reported and used by your spouse

When you are married, you likely have several mutual friends. When you decide to divorce, some people may stay loyal to you, while others to your spouse. When you post anything on social media, your mutual friends can see it. This may result in them reporting information to your spouse that may be used against you. Mutual friends can share the information even if you block them from your posts.

Text and email messages can be used as evidence

Along with social media activity, what you send via email and text can be subpoenaed in some situations. Suppose your spouse says something about a new job offer, bonus or even going on vacation for a few days. In that case, it may be used as evidence that they aren’t being honest about their financial situation on the Financial Affidavit.

Keeping your divorce off the internet

Anything you do and send online can be seen. In most cases, nothing is private. Because of this, you need to be extremely careful about what you post or say online – including on social media, text and email during your divorce. You have legal options and rights and knowing what these are is a must when going through a divorce.