Social media can have a negative impact on your divorce

On Behalf of | May 15, 2019 | High-Asset Divorce |

One of the things you have to think about as you go through a divorce is the potential for your social media accounts to be used against you. Social media continues to influence people every day, and it can expose you to unnecessary risks during a divorce.

Prior to a divorce, it’s been shown by at least one study that using social media has a negative correlation with marriage quality and happiness. Why? When people focus more on the lives of others and don’t spend time on their own relationships, they struggle to maintain them.

Today, attorneys can use social media to gain evidence in divorce cases. Whether it’s through looking through pages of images on a Facebook page that was made public or reading their client’s direct messages with the other party, it’s easy to see how the attorney can find evidence against the other party very easily and legally.

What should you do with your social media accounts when going through a divorce?

Your best option is to make them private or to disable them completely until your divorce is final. Anything you put on the internet can come back to haunt you later, so the last thing you want is for your ex-spouse to claim that you have assets or property that you don’t based on images you put online. Everyone puts their best foot forward on social media, but that can come back to hurt you in court. Locking down these potential pages of evidence will be best for your case if you can do it. Your attorney will talk to you about how your social media accounts may affect your case.