Social media networks are a lot of fun to use, but if you’re going through a divorce in Louisiana, it’s unwise to post. There are reasons why you should avoid social media altogether.
It can be hurtful to your children
Many people going through a divorce make negative posts about their spouse on their social media profiles. If the couple has children old enough to access social media, they could see those posts. It could have a profoundly negative effect on them. Regardless of what the spouses think of each other, they should put their kids’ feelings first.
It’s not private
You might think you’re free to post whatever you want on social media as your divorce is ongoing, but the truth is that anyone can view what you put out there. Even when you have privacy settings enabled on your accounts, it’s still possible for your posts to be accessed and viewed by your opposing attorney. A judge could issue an order to gain access and your posts could be used as evidence against you in your case.
Pictures can be misconstrued
Even if all you post on social media are photos, be careful about which ones you use. You might think a picture is innocent, but depending on what it depicts, it could be misconstrued and used against you. For example, you might post a photo of yourself with friends at a bar. Your estranged spouse could use that in your divorce and argue that you have a drinking problem and could be a danger to your children.
What you post can hurt your case
Other social media posts can hurt your divorce case. Regardless of whether you are the spouse expected to receive alimony or the one expected to pay it, posting about spending a lot of money on gifts to yourself, taking extravagant vacations and other similar things can only hurt your case. Avoid posting anything about your finances on social media as it can look like you’re bragging and paint you in a greedy light. It can even make you look like you’re mocking your spouse.
While going through a divorce, avoiding your social media networks is the best policy.