Divorce is a stressful undertaking. With so much at stake, it is not uncommon for the divorcing parties to make costly mistakes that can be detrimental to their cases down the road.
One of the most common mistakes people make during the divorce process is improper use of their social media profiles. Here are social media mistakes you need to steer clear of during the divorce process.
Threatening your soon-to-be ex online
It is normal to feel frustrated and disappointed especially if the divorce is the other party’s fault. However, the last thing you want to do is express your anger on social media through threats. Threatening your ex with emotional or physical harm will only worsen an already grim situation, especially if you have children together. Always remember that what you share online about your spouse can be used against you in court.
Sharing too much information
The divorce may signal a new chapter in your life. However, this is not the time to share photos of you partying or drinking with friends. Your ex may as well use those photos to argue against your fitness for custody. Alongside those partying photos, it is important that you avoid showing off top-ticket purchases. One of the ways divorcing couples hide marital assets is through binge shopping. Showing off photos of your newly purchased luxury items can certainly hurt your property division case.
Stalking your soon-to-be ex
It may be tempting to check out how your spouse is doing and the kinds of updates they are making on their profile. However, this is not a very brilliant idea, especially if you are going through an emotionally charged divorce. Once it is clear that the divorce is inevitable, it is in your best interest that you focus on protecting your emotions and moving on with your life. Stalking your spouse can be highly counterproductive at this time, too.
Divorce impacts people differently. Find out how you can safeguard your interests and protect your rights if you are in the process of dissolving your marriage.