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Is social media a bad thing in a divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2020 | Divorce, Firm News |

Social media is something that many people interact with on a regular basis. You may log in daily to see what is happening with your friends and family, or you may the type of person who posts about everything happening in your life. If you barely post, then social media probably will not pose a problem in your divorce, but if you live on social media, you may need to change your habits. 

The State Bar of Georgia explains that you may post things on your social media pages that could hurt you in the divorce. Essentially, you provide your spouse with a lot of information he or she can use when making points in court. So, you need to proceed with caution if you do not want to deactivate your accounts completely. 

Leave the divorce out of it 

You should never post anything about the divorce on social media. You can announce it, but do not get into discussions about it. Do not post about what is happening or what you want. It is best if you do not mention it because then you will not mistakenly post something your spouse could use against you. 

Do not delete 

Do not go through your social media and delete posts. You could get into trouble with the court over this. If you have something you think is bad on your social media, then tell your attorney so he or she can handle it. 

If you think your spouse may delete things, then print off anything you feel might be helpful and give the print outs to your attorney.