With all the time we are now spending at home in the wake of the coronavirus, social media is sure to see an uptick in activity. However, while there is nothing wrong with using social media, our Massachusetts divorce attorneys are here to talk about why you should avoid talking about your ex on social media. Whether you are currently going through a divorce or have already gone through one, what you post on social media can drastically affect the terms negotiated in your divorce.
No matter how bad your spouse was, the truth is, courts tend to look down on this sort of behavior, which is why you must avoid trash-talking, or even responding to your former spouse’s trash talk on social media. Even if the terms of your divorce have already been decided, this can all be thrown away by a few posts made in poor taste if your spouse chooses to bring them to the court’s attention. Furthermore, if you are currently going through a divorce and have a new significant other, are going on any trips, or recently made some new significant purchases, it is best to keep those off of social media as well. If you are someone who is looking to receive alimony or child support payments, your former spouse can use that big vacation you took or the new car you bought as “proof” that you are hiding assets/do not really need the support. Do not let this happen.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you should keep your divorce private for the sake of their children. Badmouthing your former spouse to your children only makes the situation harder on them. If you have any additional questions about good general policy to follow when going through the divorce process, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Massachusetts divorce attorneys today. We are here to help.
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