Why You Should Avoid Social Media During a Divorce

As you know, social media permeates nearly every aspect of our society. Most of us have at least one social media account, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or otherwise. That being said, while social media has many upsides, such as being able to stay connected to others, voice our opinions, and more, it does not come without its potential downsides as well. This is especially true if you are someone who is going through the divorce process. In today’s day and age, you can expect that everything you post on social media, as well as texts you send to others, can, and will, be used in court. That being said, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about how social media may impact the outcome of your divorce.

How Social Media Can Impact the Outcome of Your Divorce:

The first thing you should understand is that you should never talk trash about your ex online. Even if you feel your ex truly deserves it, courts almost always look down on this sort of behavior, and doing so will almost certainly negatively impact the outcome of your divorce. Furthermore, you should understand that even seemingly harmless posts may affect the outcome of your divorce, which is why you should refrain from posting altogether until your divorce is finalized.

For example, if you are seeking child support or alimony, yet you post a picture of you eating a fancy dinner, taking a vacation, or purchasing a new car, there is a very good chance that your ex’s attorney will argue that you do not truly require such support if you can afford such luxuries.

Additionally, if you are someone seeking child custody, though you post pictures of you out drinking with a group of friends, even if it was only one night and you absolutely do not have a problem, it may be argued that you, at the very least, have poor judgment, which can negatively impact your child custody agreement.

Finally, you should refrain from posting about any new romantic interests until your divorce is finalized. Even if you met the person long after you and your spouse separated, your ex may allege infidelity, which, under certain circumstances, may impact the outcome of your divorce as well.

If you have any additional questions or you are ready to begin the divorce process, speak with our experienced firm today. We are here to help.

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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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