Should I Stay Away from Social Media During a Divorce?

Divorce is, by every stretch of the imagination, an emotional process. For many, whenever they endure an issue such as divorce, they want to talk about it with others. Whether to get second opinions, advice, or even just to blow off steam, it can be incredibly helpful to speak with others about what is on your mind. That said, there are positive ways to talk about your divorce and negative ways to do so. Talking about a divorce or on social media is an example of a bad way to deal with your divorce. Please continue reading and speak with a knowledgeable Los Angeles divorce attorney from Zitser Family Law Group, APC to learn more about why you should avoid social media during your divorce and how our legal team can help you get the outcome you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why is it so important for me to avoid using social media during the divorce process?

There are many reasons why you should avoid speaking about your divorce on social media, or otherwise putting any thoughts about your divorce into writing. Just some of the reasons you should avoid posting on social media about your divorce or even texting about your divorce are as follows:

  • Anything you write can be used against you. If you make threatening texts to your ex, you can bet that your ex and his or her attorney will bring those texts to light in court. Additionally, if you trash talk your ex on social media, this will also likely be brought to the judge’s attention. Judges tend to look down on this behavior, even if one could argue it is entirely warranted. Therefore, if you post about your divorce on social media and a judge finds out, you can expect to receive a less favorable divorce settlement.
  • Your ex can use your posts to get leverage. For example, if you’re in a battle for custody of your child and you post a picture of you out drinking with friends, your ex can allege that you have a substance abuse problem, which may very well negatively influence your custody agreement. Additionally, if you’re seeking spousal support or child support, yet you post pictures of expensive vacations or large purchases, your ex may assert that you don’t truly require these payments, even if you do.
  • You forfeit privacy. Most people like to keep their divorces private, as they are private matters. When you post about your divorce on social media, everyone gets to see your “dirty laundry,” so to speak.

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