Social media is an integral part of most adults’ everyday lives. According to Statista, 81% of adults in the United States uses at least one social media profile. Social media platforms make it so easy to share interests, daily updates, feelings, and thoughts with friends and family who are near and far.
While sharing on social media can be an efficient way of communicating, it has also been proven to be dangerous when couples are going through a separation, divorce, or a custody battle.
If you’re in the midst of a life transition, keep things civil by avoiding these social media mistakes.
Assuming Your Ex Cannot See Your Social Media Activity
Regardless of how private your social media accounts are, or whom you’ve blocked, those that you want to keep out may still be able to see it all through mutual friends and/or family members.
You should also be aware that if a friend “tags” you in a photo or in a written post on Facebook, you have limited control on who can see it.
Revealing Financial Abilities
How does social media play a role here? Say you went on an expensive tropical vacation with your best friend, and then went to share your excitement and photos of the trip on social media. Your finances could be questioned in this case. If your financial situation contradicts what you’ve disclosed during filing, you could get into hot water.
Avoid the Use of Social Media as Evidence
Posting about your weekend partying or new #singlelife could affect your settlement or your custody agreement. For example, excessive partying photos could help to prove that you are not fit for custody of your child.
The safest way to prevent social media from affecting your divorce, separation, and/or custody agreement is to refrain from posting until your legal matter is finalized. If you have questions about this information or want to learn more, please contact us today right HERE.