Melinda L. Singer, Esquire
Call Today for a Free Consultation
201-870-0826
Menu Contact

Going through a divorce can be difficult. People often feel stressed out, angry, afraid, sad, and sometimes lonely. To find support and companionship, many folks get online and connect with others through social media. 

This can seem harmless, but if you are not careful, you could wind up sending the wrong message to others. And in some cases, the message you send could adversely affect your divorce.

How messages can go wrong

Social media activity can easily be taken out of context. Getting tagged in pictures while you're out at bars can make you appear irresponsible, even if you are only out to be a designated driver.

Frequent exchanges with the same person could make it look like you are in a new relationship. 

Sending messages to your ex or sharing pictures of him or her without permission could be misconstrued as harassment.

Posting pictures of yourself on vacation or enjoying dinner at a fancy restaurant could make you appear more financially stable than you actually are. This appearance of wealth can affect alimony requests and property division settlements. 

Finally, venting your frustration on Facebook or Twitter may feel cathartic, but it could make you look aggressive and threatening. If your ex is accusing you of abuse, angry statements online may only confirm those assertions. Further, if you come off as volatile or hostile, you could jeopardize your rights regarding child-related matters.

Tips for using social media during divorce

Even if your profile is private or you have an account under a different name, it is not difficult to uncover and share your social media activity. 

As such, do not share or say anything online that you wouldn't want to share or say in front of a judge. And you would be wise to avoid engaging in any questionable online activity until after the divorce is final.

Further, it can be tempting to use social media to make your life appear better than it may be. However, you must understand that everything you say or do online can be evidence against you in family law matters

Use social media responsibly if you are getting divorced. If you are not sure you can do this, it may be best to take a break from posting on social media altogether if you want to ensure it does not send the wrong message. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Me To Discuss Your Needs

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Our Location:

Melinda L. Singer, Esquire
3 University Plaza
Suite 207
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-870-0826
Fax: 201-678-9595
Hackensack Law Office Map

Contact Us

We Accept the Following Credit Cards

credit cards