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Should I Avoid Social Media During Divorce?

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Exercising Caution When Posting

It's no secret that social media has taken the world by storm. What started as a way for people to connect with friends and family has turned into a powerful tool for businesses and individuals alike. However, when it comes to divorce, social media can be a dangerous place, and posting to your pages could have an impact on the outcome of your case. Read on to learn why you should avoid social media during divorce.

The Impact of Posting

When going through a divorce, it is important to be aware of the potential consequences of your actions—both online and offline. One thing to keep in mind is the impact social media posts can have on your case.

Posting seemingly harmless updates or pictures can actually harm your case if it is used by the other side as evidence against you. For example, if you post about how happy you are and how much you are enjoying your new life without your spouse, or if you post negative comments about your spouse online, that could be used to show a possibility of engaging in parental alienation and that you are not interested in a peaceful resolution. This, in turn, could impact how child custody and visitation are decided.

It is important to remember that anything you post online can be used against you in a divorce case, even the most seemingly harmless post, so be careful about what you share with the world. If you are unsure about whether or not something is appropriate to post, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid sharing on social media.

Ask Questions of a Divorce Attorney

If you have questions about divorce and actions that you should or should not take, be sure to consult with an attorney who understands the best moves to make throughout the divorce process. At Blood Law, PLLC, our goal is to provide our clients with the best advice and most up-to-date information regarding their case; we can help you navigate each step of divorce to prepare you for a new life after the process is complete.

Learn more about divorce in North Carolina or schedule a consultation with a member of our team by calling us at (704) 286-0570 or by visiting our website.