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Social media can cause issues during divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 13, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Using social media to talk about life events has become the norm for many people. Whether those events are good or bad, many people enjoy sharing their lives with others through online outlets. But when one is going through a divorce, sharing online can cause some issues. From a legal standpoint, social media posts can reveal information that may be used against the individual who posted the information.  

Limit social media during divorce 

Some people use social media to talk about difficult times and share with others who may be going through a similar situation. But this can cause problems when one is going through a divorce. The future ex-spouse may monitor social media accounts for information that could be used in court. Social media posts should remain positive and should not contain information about the divorce or express negative thoughts about the other party. 

A divorce can be very traumatic. For some, it can be hard to keep quiet about the divorce details. But in many cases, social media posts can hurt one’s legal case during court proceedings. Parents of minor children should be especially cautious when posting about the other parent or expressing any negative information about the situation.  

Seek legal advice 

The emotional side of divorce can lead people to lash out and speak negatively about the future ex-spouse. But this can negatively impact one’s case in court. When it comes to sharing on social media, and all other aspects of divorce, it’s advisable to seek legal advice from an experienced Maryland family law attorney. They can help one better understand the steps to get through the divorce and start over in their new life.