Try not to sabotage your divorce on social media

When it comes to divorce in Travis and Williamson Counties, what you post on social media could derail your settlement. Though social media is a common platform for you to vent your feelings and share details of your life with others, you may want to rethink what you share moving forward until your divorce is final.

Divorce is never easy, especially if you and your spouse cannot come to terms on child custody, spousal support and the division of certain marital assets. If you plan to keep using social media during the proceedings, keep these pointers in mind.

Do not add fuel to fire

Once the relationship is over and divorce papers are filed, you and your spouse may still struggle with some unresolved feelings and baggage. Even if you think because you have blocked him or her from seeing your activity and posts, it is still possible for your soon-to-be-ex to have insight into your personal life and social media posts. You do not want to take chances and incite your spouse into using what you share on your social media pages as evidence to support her or his interests in the divorce. Even if it seems harmless, you should refrain from posting anything about your personal life and activities that could compromise your settlement.

Inform your attorney

Online may seem like the perfect place to attack or respond to whatever your ex posts about you or your relationship. It is not. Divorces often proceed faster with clear minds and fewer emotions involved. If you feel any of your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s online activity is disparaging to you or could impact your divorce case, talk to your attorney and let her or him handle the rest.

Do not forget that in this day and age, many employers and other entities regularly check social media for clues about their employees’ activities and beliefs outside work. You have the right to share what you want online. If you do not want to deal with the potential ramifications, take a break until you are legally single again.

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Heidi L. Heinrich
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