When two adults meet and fall in love, they hope to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, some marriages end in divorce. If you are currently going through a divorce, amicably or not, it is important that you pay attention to your social media activity.
Here are two things you need to avoid posting online while your divorce is underway, especially if custody is an issue:
Disparaging your spouse
Amidst the chaos of the divorce, you might find yourself ranting on social media pretty much about everything, including your divorce. However, this can be a costly mistake, especially if you take to disparaging your spouse online.
Besides potential character assassination claims, talking ill about your spouse can also be a sign that you are unlikely to foster a good relationship between your co-parent and your child, and this can greatly hurt a child custody case.
To some people, separation and eventual divorce might usher in the freedom to do stuff that they’d otherwise avoid while in marriage. This might be a time to meet new people, give love another go, take vacations and attend parties.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these. However, posting your new lifestyle online might complicate your divorce case in the following ways:
- Discussing your new love life could lead to questions about your ability to be the primary custodian of your child. This is especially true if the people you are meeting and falling in love with have questionable characters.
- Your soon-to-be ex can present photos of you partying and drinking late into the night as evidence that you may not be fit for custody.
- Posting your lavish spending habits could make your soon-to-be ex question whether you are attempting to hide marital assets. It could also impact the outcome of your spousal and child support cases.
Divorce can be a very tumultuous experience. Find out how you can protect your rights and interests while going through a divorce.