Staying Off The Apps
As good of a tool that social media can be, especially to maintain contact with those you may not regularly see, there are times when it is wiser to avoid social media altogether. During a divorce is one of the times it would be best to stay off of social media, although you may not think of it as a big deal. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Comparison Robs You of Joy
It is very easy to go on social media and look at what everyone else is doing; from vacations to new relationships, viewing the personal lives of your friends and family could potentially cause you to wonder about your own life, especially during times of difficulty such as divorce.
When you compare what is going on in your own life to that happening in the lives of your friends on social media, it can be very easy to suffer from depression and anxiety. Rather than cause yourself to feel those negative emotions during an already challenging time, it is wiser to log out of social media for the entirety of your divorce.
Preventing Your Posts From Being Used Against You
Perhaps more practically, staying off of social media during your divorce prevents your posts from being used against you in court. While it may seem harmless to post photos of a night out to unwind from your divorce with your friends, there is a possibility that your ex-spouse could capture that post and turn it against you at some point in litigation.
Say, for example, you do exactly what is mentioned above and post pictures of a night out at a bar with you and your friends. Your spouse could take screenshots of those pictures and present them in court with the argument that you prefer to go out with friends rather than take care of your children.
Many posts, from new purchases to seemingly harmless friend gatherings, have the potential to be turned into a weapon against you. Spare yourself this possibility and log out of social media until your divorce is finalized.
Hire a Clearwater Divorce Attorney
One of the steps you can take to protect yourself throughout your divorce is to hire an attorney with experience handling divorce cases. The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet has worked with numerous clients and focuses exclusively on family law cases. We want to help you start your new chapter.
To schedule a consultation with a member of our Florida family law team, call us at (813) 285-5705 or visit us online.