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How can social media hurt your divorce case?

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2021 | Divorce

Nowadays, everyone is on social media. When faced with a divorce, it is tempting to go online and to rant about the situation. Most people think little of their social media presence during but the reality is that your social media posts can affect your case.

According to the Huffington Post, social media posts can serve as evidence. Even if you private your account, friends or family members can still access those posts.

It may affect your finances

When working through a divorce, the court may consider child support or alimony payments. While most people do not disclose their income on social media, your spouse could still use your social media posts against you. If you post pictures of expensive products or write about pricy vacations, your ex may use those posts to claim that you lied about your finances. This could lead to a harsh ruling by the court regarding alimony or child support.

It may affect child custody

You may not think about what people can interpret about your life by checking on your social media. If you and your ex are in the middle of a custody battle, he or she may use your social media posts against you. For instance, say that you post pictures of a party you attended, your spouse may spin it to say that you neglect your children.

To avoid any negative consequences, be careful of your social media presence. While you should not deactivate your social media accounts, in case your spouse alleges you deleted evidence, you should try to avoid social media until after your divorce.