Should I Be Careful with Posting on Social Media During My Divorce?
You must practice caution with handling your social media accounts as you undergo your divorce proceedings. This is because the information you post online can hurt your settlement agreements. For further explanation, read on and see how a seasoned Long Island divorce attorney at The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., can offer you some guidance.
Why should I practice caution with posting on social media during my divorce?
Even if it is not your intention, you may display a negative portrayal of yourself with what you post on your social media. The bottom line is that you do not want to give your spouse and their attorney anything that they can use against you in the presence of the New York divorce court. And even if your spouse’s arguments are false, you do not want to give them any leverage by posting any of the following:
- You post your vacation or a considerable purchase on social media: your spouse and their attorney can argue that you are financially independent and therefore do not need to be granted child support and/or alimony.
- You post your partying or drinking with friends: your spouse and their attorney can argue that you have poor judgment and/or are parentally unfit and therefore do not need to be granted custody of your child.
- You post your new romantic partner: your spouse and their attorney can cite adultery as fault grounds for your divorce, and thus the New York court may disfavor you when making their decisions.
What social media tips should I abide by during my divorce?
Generally speaking, it is best practice to avoid posting on social media altogether until your divorce is officially finalized. At the very least, you should follow the below advice:
- Do not post a rant about your ongoing divorce case.
- Do not post criticism, distasteful jokes, or any type of threat toward your spouse.
- Do not post pictures of you doing anything that can make your character questionable.
Importantly, your spouse and their attorney will have access to your private messages and deleted posts on your social media accounts. So, these same rules should also apply to deleted posts and private messages.
Ultimately, you must keep your private life off social media to avoid making your divorce any more difficult than it has to be. For additional services, do not hesitate in consulting with a competent Nassau County divorce attorney today.
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