Divorce is never a rosy affair. It is no secret that the divorce process can leave you even more emotional, lonely and isolated. For most people going through a divorce, social media becomes the perfect place to let out their frustrations.
However, while social media can be a great platform for interacting with your friends and followers, there are certain things you need to keep in mind during the divorce. Here are social media mistakes you need to avoid while dissolving your marriage.
1. Disparaging your spouse
It is no secret that emotions can get out of control during the divorce process. However, badmouthing your ex or posting anything that may be deemed demeaning can greatly hurt your divorce case especially if children are involved. If you have to vent your frustrations, find a friend to talk to. Better still, seek counseling.
2. Turning your friends into spies
During a contested divorce, it can be tempting to reach out to mutual friends or relatives with the goal of using them to spy on your spouse. However, doing so will not only force those friends and relatives to decide whose side they are going to take, but they might also end up knowing things they would rather not know.
3. Posting content that might come back to bite you
There is absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself to a lavish vacation, going on a shopping spree, partying with friends or giving love another go. However, posting such activities on social media during the divorce can be problematic in a number of ways.
First, posting content about your vacation, shopping or partying could impact your spousal support case. Second, it can raise suspicion that you are trying to hide marital assets. Finally, posting your partying or love life on social media could impact your child custody case.
Social media is great for forging connections. However, if you are currently dealing with a legal matter like divorce, it helps to steer clear of social media mistakes that can hurt your case.