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Social media can and will be used against you during a divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2022 | Divorce

Today almost everyone is on social media. With popularity also comes problems, especially when going through a divorce.

Here is a look at how social media can influence your divorce proceedings.

Financial

Many people like to brag about big purchases and vacations on social media. During a divorce, this is just not a good idea. Say you want to treat yourself and go on vacation once your divorce is final. This might be detrimental, especially if you are asking for spousal support.

The same goes for child support. If your social media shows you purchasing expensive items, whether or not they are for your children, you get less child support.

Custody

Some people like to brag about their nights out, while others post photos of nightclubs and escapades. Admitting you are stress drinking, emotionally unwell, depressed or promiscuous can all cause issues with your bid for custody.

Essentially do not highlight bad behavior during your divorce because it can jeopardize your case for sole or even partial custody of your children.

It is up to Texas courts to determine what is in the best interest of your children. Anything negative you post on social media can be a part of this decision.

Adversarial behavior

Posting how much you dislike your soon-to-be ex-spouse or admitting to extra-marital relationships can cause problems during your divorce. The courts do not look favorably on those who are argumentative or derogatory to others or their ex-spouse in any forum, including social media.

It is best to leave social media alone during your divorce since you could face serious consequences for what you post.