If you’re getting divorced, one of the things that you absolutely want to do is to avoid posting about it on your social media channels. It’s tempting to do this, and it may feel like the easiest way to tell people what you’re going through, but putting those types of details on social media can be problematic.
The first reason to do this is simply that the things you post could cause a lot more stress and make the situation more difficult. Perhaps your spouse was willing to compromise and work with you during the divorce, but then they saw an angry post that you made, and they decided that they were going to fight you at every turn. That post potentially just made your divorce a lot more complicated and a lot more expensive.
Social media evidence can be used in court
Another thing to keep in mind is that the things you say on social media may wind up back in court. For instance, if you’re trying to get custody of your children, is your ex going to bring up some questionable social media posts that you made to try to show that you’re an unfit parent? Are they going to allege that you may try to alienate the children from them if you’re given custody?
You may think that is clear from your posts that you would not do this and that you’d be a great parent, but there’s no guarantee that the court will see it the same way. The best thing you can do is to not post at all and then show that you’re fit to be a parent during the custody negotiations. It doesn’t have to happen on social media.
If your divorce has gotten complicated, make sure you’re also well aware of the legal options at your disposal.