Social media offers millions of people like yourself the opportunity to post and share opinions, feelings and details about your life with others. However, if you are contemplating a divorce or currently dealing with the process, you might want to watch your social media activity. You never know when what you post or share online may come back as leverage against you in the divorce.
Here are some ways that your social media activity can impact your divorce outcome.
Social media activity can become evidence
What may seem like harmless posts or content can become evidence that tarnishes your credibility. For example, photos and videos of you hanging out or dating could end giving credence to allegations of infidelity or unfit parental behavior that your spouse may leverage against you.
Privacy is not certain
You may restrict your social media audience using your account’s privacy settings, but that is not always enough to keep online activity private or from your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s knowledge. Friends and colleagues that are privy to your social media activity may take screenshots and share it, increasing the likelihood of it being misconstrued by your ex-partner. You should err on the side of caution and limit your online activity until you finalize your divorce or use extreme discretion about what you post and share to prevent additional challenges.
There is nothing wrong with posting about your life online. However, to preserve some level of privacy and prevent interference that could impact your divorce settlement, do not post or share anything that you do not want to get back to your spouse.