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Social Media and Divorce

October 12th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

It can be tempting to vent about your ex on social media, but is it a wise decision? Before you open up Facebook, be sure to consider the possible ramifications for what you may be about to say. “Divorce lawyers and paid investigators are very efficient at utilizing every tool at their disposal to provide damaging information in order to help their client. If you are in the middle of a divorce you should keep all references about the divorce, any financial transactions, and probably most social activities out of your news feed.” (Divorce Mag). Even if you’ve blocked your ex, posting about a new love interest or complaining about your ex’s bad attitude could potentially come up in court and make you look less favorable to a judge. It’s also wise to be cautious of posting anything that gives the impression that you are living extravagantly if you are asking for spousal support. “Use wisdom and discretion now and know there will be plenty of time and opportunities to post, tweet, text, and email about the next chapter of your life when it becomes a reality.” (Divorce Mag).