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How social media can affect your divorce

You may regularly share the most intimate details of your life on social media. It gives you a sense of empowerment and allows you to keep in touch with your friends and relatives in Los Angeles and Orange Counties while you are on the go. Now that your relationship with your spouse is coming to an end, you have no problem with posting about it online. 

Whether you are using social media for support or as a place to vent your frustrations, you should be mindful of what you share. Your online activity can impact your divorce in ways you have not thought about and lead to unnecessary drama. Here is some information for you to consider before posting information about your separation online. 

Your spouse is watching 

You may think that you can badmouth your spouse because you are not friends on social media. However, you never know who your partner knows. There is always the possibility that one or several of his or her friends can see what you post and share that info with your ex. For example, if you informed the courts that your spouse mistreated you throughout the relationship and went on social media to brag about how you will do anything to make him or her pay, including lying about his or her character, you could be providing your ex-partner with evidence to use against you. 

Your social media and online activity can affect the court’s decision about child custody, alimony, the division of marital assets and more. Your actions could contradict your statements and may help improve your partner’s divorce outcome

You should try to keep things private. Once you file, information in your divorce becomes public, but you do not have to disclose more information for everyone to find out about. Your words and actions can also affect your kids, close family members and even close friends. To avoid the temptation of saying or posting something that could interfere with your divorce case, you may want to stay off social media until everything is final.

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