In a digital age, many people keep in touch with those they love, both near and far, using social media apps. There usually isn’t problem with using social media and sharing as much or as little as you’d like with friends and family, but during the divorce process it might be best to take a pause on posting.
Your ex and their attorney will look for ways to get them the best settlement. As such, they may search for any online hints that show you are asking for more alimony, child support or assets than you’ll truly need after divorce. Plus, if you are hoping to preserve custody rights, then you should also be mindful of what you post.
Using photos as proof
They say a photo is worth a million words. This holds true for something that may seem like an innocent post about your weekend shopping trip. Because if you share photos of new additions to your designer bag collection, then it might seem like you will have a better economic situation post-divorce than you’ve previously led on to. Maybe the new purses you post about are gifts, but that’ll be hard to tell from the outside looking in.
Perhaps you aren’t flaunting new accessories online. However, your location check-ins and occasional photo posts show that your Friday afternoon golf sessions have turned into shutting down the bars with your friends recently. This might show that partying with friends is a big priority for you, which may not help your case for achieving the custody arrangement you desire.
Thinking before you post
Take the time to think whether your post is appropriate or not before sharing it online. Maybe run it past a friend first if you are unsure. Besides, posting less may help you move through the divorce process without sparking questions about your lifestyle. It might also allow you to be more present in real life to process the major changes you are going through.