If you are ready to begin the divorce process or you are already going through a divorce, you most likely have a lot on your mind. The outcome of a divorce can impact several facets of your life for years down the line. For example, child support, child custody, property distribution, spousal support, and more will all be determined in your divorce. Rather obviously, with so much on the line, it is imperative that you do not take any action that can hurt the outcome of your divorce. One of the most common, and potentially damaging mistakes a divorcing couple can make is posting on social media while their divorce is not yet finalized. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Los Angeles divorce attorneys to learn more about why you should avoid social media during the divorce process and how we can help fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf.
Here is Why You Should Avoid Social Media During the Divorce Process
There are several reasons why you should avoid social media. To start, while many people take to social media with their opinions or to blow off steam, you must avoid doing so at all costs. This means that you must not post about your spouse or your divorce, no matter what. Just remember that anything you post can, and most likely will, be used in court. The same is true for text messages. Do not put anything about your divorce in writing. Further, do not talk about your spouse to others over text, and especially do not send threatening or angry messages to your spouse over text. Courts often penalize all those who behave in such a manner.
You should also avoid posting pictures of expensive purchases, such as a new car or a fancy vacation. This is because posts such as these can indicate that you do not require spousal support or child support payments, as you are able to make certain luxury purchases already. Also, you should note that even certain things that you may see as harmless can negatively impact you in court. For example, if you post a picture of you having a drink on a night out with friends, your former spouse could allege that you have a substance abuse issue, which may, in turn, impact your child custody agreement. These are just some of the ways in which posting on social media can negatively impact your divorce, which is why it is best to simply avoid it altogether until your divorce is finalized. For any additional questions, give us a call today.
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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.