With the new coronavirus become a central topic in our daily lives, and with many of us now being ordered to stay inside, social media usage will most likely see a huge uptick in the weeks or months to come. This is why we feel it is prudent to discuss how what you do on social media can drastically impact your divorce if you are going through one, or even terms negotiated in your divorce after the fact.
To start, whether you are going through a divorce or have already gone through one, you should make it a golden rule to never post about/argue with your ex on social media. If you are currently undergoing a divorce, you should keep in mind that there is a very good chance the courts will keep an eye on your social media. This means that even if your spouse cheated, lied, or anything else, it is generally best to refrain from saying so on your Facebook, Twitter, or otherwise. The reason for this is that in most cases, courts will look down on anyone who engages in this sort of conduct, and as such, it will simply not work in your favor–and sometimes, just the opposite.
Additionally, if you post about making new purchases, taking big vacations, and more, your spouse may argue that you do not need alimony/child support payments when you actually do. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, keeping your divorce private protects your children from seeing ugly aspects of the two people they look up to the most. If you are looking to get a divorce, please do not hesitate to speak with our seasoned Bergen County family law attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward.
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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.