When you first start using social media, you likely have honest intentions. You may keep up with friends and family and share posts you find interesting or entertaining. However, it’s been found that for many people, social media becomes a source of issues in marriages.
More and more people are turning to social media to try and find proof of their spouse’s infidelity, which creates feelings of distrust and may eventually lead to divorce. Unfortunately, the impact of social media doesn’t stop there. It can also impact a divorce.
How social media may impact your divorce
When filing for divorce, the emotions it causes can result in some people turning to social media to vent about the situation. Others may look for support from their online “family.”
No matter why you go to social media, you can be tempted to look on your spouse’s page to see if they are having the same difficulties with the situation as you. If it seems like they are happy and living life to the fullest, it may cause more issues. For example, for some, this causes them to seek revenge in some way, such as withholding visitation with children or not being fair when it comes to asset division.
All social media does in a divorce is cause more anger and pain. In many cases, it results in divorce cases dragging on and costing more money to settle.
How to avoid issues related to social media during your divorce
The best option is to avoid social media during your divorce. If you decide to keep using it, don’t post anything negative about your spouse, and avoid friends or family members that may add fuel to the fire. It’s also wise to change your privacy settings and unfriend anyone who won’t be in your life when the divorce is finalized.
There are some situations where what you post on social media may come up in a divorce case. If this happens, you need experienced legal guidance to help you navigate the situation.