Should I avoid social media during a divorce?

It comes second nature to many to update their social media profiles. Being active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms can have benefits such as staying in contact with friends and family, discovering new places and ideas, and sharing your life and accomplishments with your loved ones. However, if you are going through a divorce, there may be a negative impact on your legal process if you continue posting on social media as usual. Continue reading to discover the downsides to posting on social media during your divorce. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey attorney to discuss how social media can impact the outcome of your divorce.

How can social media impact the outcome of my divorce?

To properly cover your tracks, the smartest decision to make regarding your social platforms is to refrain from posting altogether until your divorce is finalized. This is suggested because there are many ways to trigger a negative outlook on your character in your divorce proceedings that you might not consider when posting.

An example of this includes posting a picture of you on vacation or with a new purchase such as a car. This could give your ex’s attorney a chance to argue that you do not require child support or alimony. Another example of this would be posting a new romantic partner on your social media. You might not think that this could affect your divorce, however, your ex may allege infidelity, no matter if you met the person after you and your spouse were separated. You might also give your ex’s attorney a reason to argue that you have poor judgment by posting pictures or videos of you out with friends having drinks. This could negatively impact your child custody agreement. 

By avoiding social media posts in general, your ex’s attorney will have no leverage to make false claims about your character. The best route to take is to avoid logging into Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram until the process is over. This includes speaking negatively about your ex through private messaging and even posting and deleting social media posts. Avoid these platforms altogether when you have an ongoing divorce. If you have any questions regarding this process, speak with our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney today. We’re here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule an initial consultation. 

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At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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