Social media is an ever-present aspect of nearly everyone’s lives and while it makes it easy to keep in touch with loved ones, it can sometimes do more harm than good. When it comes to getting divorced, you may want to consider going silent on social media until your case is over. There are a number of different ways that posting on social media can harm your divorce, as well as any other legal matter you may find yourself involved in down the road.
If you post something negative about your spouse or your divorce on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, wherever, it can come back to bite you. If you are trying to collect spousal support payments but post on Facebook all about your great European vacation that was quite expensive, you might ruin your chances at alimony. Another common situation that arises with social media and divorce is when one spouse makes one (or more) posts on their account that makes scathing accusations or comments about the other spouse. No, you don’t have to like each other; you are getting divorced after all. However, your spouse can use this against you if things get ugly. They may claim defamation of character or harassment against you.
If you have questions about divorce in Rockland County, contact our firm today.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.