For many of us, social media is a part of our everyday lives, allowing
us to remain connected to our family, friends, and acquaintances. It is
a platform that often encourages oversharing, giving us a forum for stating
our innermost thoughts and opinions, and an easy way for us to share pictures
or provide details of our daily activities. If you are going through a
divorce, engaging in this kind of online activity can spell out disaster
for your case.
Here are some of the reasons why you should stay logged out of your social
media accounts until after your divorce is finalized:
Your pictures say a lot: Pictures provide a lot of revealing information about a person and his
or her lifestyle. If you post pictures that might suggest substance abuse
or inappropriate behavior, it could affect a judge’s decision regarding
your request for child custody. Before posting a picture, ask yourself
if you would mind a judge seeing it. You should also ask those on your
friend's list to refrain from tagging you in any photographs.
It shows off your spending habits: No one is going to post their annual income or detailed finances, but
that is not necessary on social media. If you post about fancy vacations
or lavish purchases on social media, but claim to be unable to make spousal
or child support payments, this will make you look like a liar in court.
Your friends might out you: Your privacy settings might be set just right, but if you still share
mutual friends with your spouse, it is possible that they might feel a
greater sense of loyalty to that person than they do to you. As such,
they might end up sharing some of the information you post online with
your soon-to-be ex-spouse, harming your case.
The fact is that engaging in social media during a divorce is a risky proposition
and can ultimately lead to some costly mistakes. Instead of gambling with
your future, stay off social media until your divorce reaches a resolution.
Divorce Attorneys in Houston
If you and your spouse have decided to go forward with a divorce, now is
the time to secure the skilled and experienced representation you will
need to get you through this process. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny,
our Houston legal team is here to provide the caring and effective advocacy
you require during this undoubtedly difficult time.
Contact us today at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation.