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Social media and divorce: Don’t fall prey to these mishaps

In today's day and age, most people enjoy spending time on social media. From Twitter to Facebook to Instagram, there's no shortage of content to post and people to connect with.

There's nothing wrong with using social media during the divorce process, but you must be extremely careful about what you share with your audience. Here are three mistakes that many people make:

  • Sharing your private life: It's easy to vent on social media, especially since you don't have to talk to anyone face to face. Unfortunately, doing so can lead to more harm than good, as you're sharing intimate details with people who are close to you as well as those you don't know very well.
  • Posting incriminating information: For example, if you post images of you partying all weekend long, it will look bad on you when fighting for custody of your children.
  • Speaking poorly about your soon to be ex-spouse: Once again, you may be tempted to vent on social media. This is even more so the case if you know the other person will see it. Not only can negative comments impact your divorce, but it could also result in a serious defamation lawsuit if you take things too far.

Social media is a way of life for many people. While there are benefits of using social platforms, you must be careful during the divorce process.

Even if you're doing all the right things, the other individual may use social media to lash out. In this case, collect as much evidence as possible and use it as necessary during your divorce.

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