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How social media can play a pivotal role in your divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2024 | Divorce |

A lot of divorces end up being more confrontational than expected. When this happens, you need to be prepared to protect yourself against allegations of wrongdoing, from engaging in alcohol and substance abuse to putting a new romantic relationship before your children. That’s why it’s critical that you shield yourself as much as possible throughout the divorce process, which includes blocking the other side from using social media posts against you.

How social media can negatively impact your divorce

If you leave your social media posts accessible to your spouse, then there’s a good chance that they’re going to use posts against you. They might weaponize these posts to do any of the following:

  • Show that you have more money than you claim to have, which may be shown by lavish vacations that you’ve taken or large purchases that you’ve recently made.
  • Illustrate how you’ve been quick to jump into a new relationship with a love interest, which has negatively impacted the amount and quality of time you spend with your children, thus speaking to their best interests.
  • Highlight how you’ve engaged in alcohol or drug use that has ramifications for any child custody issues that may be lingering.
  • Demonstrate how you live in a household where domestic violence is occurring.
  • Show derogatory remarks that you’ve made about the other parent to show that you’re going to be unwilling to foster a relationship between your children and the other parent, which can impact a child custody determination.

Don’t let social media mistakes damage your divorce outcome

Social media can be a powerful weapon in a contentious divorce. You don’t want yours to be weaponized against you. That’s why as you navigate your divorce, you need a holistic plan for how to aggressively pursue the outcome you want while also defending yourself. If you need help doing that, then now is the time to reach out for the help you might need.



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