Divorce lawyers know how seemingly innocent and honest utterances on social media or chat with friends about your divorce matter.
Do not discuss or provide updates about your divorce proceedings on social media (including direct messages to social friends and followers). Do not change your marital status to “single” or “divorced” on social platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. Do not share, comment, like or re-tweet anything personal and negative against your ex. Do not upload, share, or like any images or videos that feature you while you are drinking or partying. Do not post images or videos or comments about any recent expensive shopping, dining, or vacation. Do not flaunt any photographs that show you dating someone while your divorce proceedings are on. Do not post anything on social media that a family court judge may not like – and when in doubt, check with your lawyer before you post.
Social Media is Not a Place to Vent Your Emotions
You may feel indignant or mad about how your ex-spouse has been treating you or how you feel about the way they are arguing in court, or how things are proceeding in your case. But social media is not the place where you can give vent to these feelings while your divorce decree is still pending. If your emotions are likely to get the better of you, it may be wiser to take a temporary break from all social media activity until your divorce is finalized. In any case, make sure to change your social media account passwords, and turn their settings to private. Do not follow any new persons on social media for a while unless you know who they are.
Take your divorce attorney’s advice seriously about matters related to social media activity. Hire a reliable and accomplished divorce lawyer who is committed to helping you navigate successfully through your divorce.