These days, pretty much everyone has a social media profile. And for most people, social media is a perfect place to vent their frustrations, anger, devastation and a host of hard feelings while going through difficult moments like the divorce.
Sharing your frustrations with close friends and family is one thing, but when you take to your social media page to discuss intimate details regarding your divorce, you could set yourself up for trouble.
Here are two social media mistakes to avoid while going through a divorce.
Badmouthing your spouse
Social media can provide immense support when going through a difficult period. However, this should never imply that you can use these platforms to disparage your spouse. Badmouthing your spouse will only heighten the tension between you and your soon-to-be-ex. And should the matter end up in court, this could also hurt your custody case.
It is okay to be emotional and feel let down, especially if the other party is to blame for the breakdown in the relationship. However, bashing them online will only hurt you in the long run.
Flaunting your new lifestyle online
Divorce could signal that you are finally free to return to the dating scene or get your partying life back. However, posting photos of you partying and indulging can be detrimental to your child custody case.
If child support, alimony and other financial issues are up for litigation during your divorce, flaunting big purchases or luxury vacation photos could raise issues. First, the court might question whether you are trying to hide marital assets. Second, you might end up with a higher child or spousal support order than you can afford.
Divorce can be messy and stressful. Find out how you can avoid costly mistakes while dissolving your marriage.