Divorce is a stressful time, and often, when we face excessive stress, we feel as though we’d like to blow off some steam by talking about it. That said, there are constructive ways to talk about divorce, and then there are unconstructive ways. Speaking in person with a therapist or a trusted friend/relative, for example, can be a constructive way to talk about your divorce and the various stresses it’s caused you. On the other hand, posting on social media about your divorce is perhaps the most unconstructive thing you can do when coping with your divorce. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Union County divorce attorney from Ross & Calandrillo, LLC to learn more about why you need to avoid social media at all costs as you go through the divorce process.
Why should I avoid social media when going through a divorce?
Many people have a habit of posting on social media whenever anything even minor happens in their lives. We post pictures of our meals when we eat out, pictures of our kids, or just general musings and observations on life. For this reason, it may only seem natural to post when major life events occur, such as a divorce. That said, there are several reasons why anyone going through a divorce should avoid social media. Some of those reasons are as follows:
- You lose an element of privacy. Divorce is a personal matter, and ideally, it should remain one. When you post about your divorce on social media, you give the world an opportunity to look behind the curtain and learn details about your private life that they don’t necessarily need to know.
- You can jeopardize the outcome of your divorce. Not only is it bad practice to post about your ex and details of your private life on social media, but posting anything, in general, can actually jeopardize the outcome of your divorce. For example, if you post pictures of you drinking with friends, your ex may allege that you have a drinking problem, which can influence custody terms. If you post pictures of the new car you purchased or of you on a lavish vacation, your ex may allege you’re well-off and don’t require alimony/support.
- Judges hate it. Posting about your ex in any manner is looked down upon in court. Judges see this behavior as immature. Additionally, as a general note, you should understand that anything you post can, and most likely will, be used against you in court, which is why it’s best to refrain from posting on social media until your divorce is finalized.
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