It sometimes is tempting to post about big events in your life on social media. Many people will connect with friends and family members on a daily basis. If you’re getting divorced, you may simply want to inform people or just vent about your future ex or the divorce process itself.
This inclination may be understandable, but it’s important to remember that putting your divorce on social media can be problematic in some ways. It may be best not to post about it at all until the case has concluded. Why is this?
Social media posts can be used as evidence
First of all, anything you post on social media could show up if your case goes to court and your spouse is providing evidence to support their position. For example, maybe your spouse wants to show that you are not fit to be a parent because they want sole custody. Anything that you post could potentially be used to attack your character.
It creates animosity
The next thing to consider is simply that posting negative things about your spouse on social media may simply make your situation worse. It creates animosity between the two of you and can make the divorce process more contentious and combative. This will usually make your divorce take longer and cost more money than it would have if the two of you were better able to work together.
Moving through a divorce
These are just a few things to keep in mind during a modern divorce, helping to show just how complicated things can become. Be sure you know about all of the legal steps you’ll need to take at this time.