Keep Your Divorce Off Social Media: Here's Why

When you are going through a divorce, it’s important to be aware of how your personal information is being portrayed to the rest of the world. The way that your actions are perceived by others can have a significant impact on your divorce proceedings. This is why it is important to avoid making posts about your personal life on social media until your divorce has been finalized.

Online Dating Profiles

Be sure to manage any online dating profiles that you might have. According to a survey, about 64% of respondents said that their online dating profile had been used as evidence against them in their divorce proceedings.

Often, lawyers will seek to find evidence on your dating profile that might distort your testimony. Ultimately, your online dating profile can be used by your ex-spouse to contradict your case. Even a simple post about someone new you are seeing can be used against you in a courtroom.

Remove anything from your profile that differs from what you have disclosed in your case. This includes salaries and occupations. Plenty of cases have been all but finalized when suddenly a picture appears online showing one spouse with an unknown lover. When this happens, negotiations are forced to restart.

Sensitivity Issues

Totally innocent posts and images are constantly being misinterpreted in divorce cases.  Pictures or posts can be used to contradict information you might have disclosed for things like alimony or child support. When it comes time to allocate finances and divide up assets, snippets from your social media profile can reveal your financial status to your spouse.  This is why it’s important to avoid posting personal or financial details online that can be used against you by your spouse and their attorney.

Need more advice about using social media during your divorce? Call (931) 361-4477 to speak with our Clarksville divorce lawyers. We’re here to help with your legal needs.

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