Stay Local, Stay Protected

Our proven attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience.

Can posting about your divorce on social media prove detrimental?

Social media sites seem here to stay with more and more ways to connect with people across the miles cropping up every year. Pennsylvania residents continue to enjoy how easy these sites and apps make staying in touch with friends and family.

If you tend to share personal details of your life on social media, you may wonder if you should post about your separation. The divorce process is challenging to go through, and you may need the support of those connections. However, it helps to understand that too much information can harm your divorce case.

Everything you share is accessible

You may believe your account is private, but this is not exactly the case. If you post intimate details of your divorce or your feelings about your ex, the people you share it with may become a part of your legal situation. They may send your postings to your former spouse or someone close to him or her. This information is discoverable during the legal process.

You may expose your financial situation

You may not think that posting pictures of innocent things like food or check-ins at establishments mean much in your divorce, but they may. If you seem to spend money on entertainment while claiming to either have none or need more from your ex, the court may not see your side of the argument.

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person can go through. While going through the process, you may want to remove your profile from social media sites. This way, you will not have the temptation to reveal too much about your private business. This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice.