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Your divorce and the far-reaching effects of social media

Even if you are part of a couple with high assets and the prospect of a comfortable post-divorce future, you may feel vulnerable when facing divorce.

If you enjoy using social media, you may feel the urge to go online, dish on your divorce and elicit comforting support from your scores of followers. But is this wise?

Refrain from bashing

At some point, your children may read what you post on your social media site. Do not create tension within the family or, for that matter, among your friends by going on a rant about your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Think before you post.

 

Your divorce is not a game and it is not fair to force your friends into taking sides. Stay positive and keep your online comments from becoming mean-spirited jabs at and about your spouse.

Steer clear of spying

Whether or not your spouse posts anything of note, using his or her password to log in and monitor the account could get you into trouble. Even if you are only following his or her posts, constantly checking to see if there is something new is not healthy and could prevent you from moving on.

Avoid incriminating yourself

Many people in the throes of divorce make the mistake of posting incriminating pictures. Do not put your divorce settlement in jeopardy by putting up a photo of your new SUV, or a picture of you in Bermuda with a cocktail in your hand and your arm around a new romantic interest. Those who represent your spouse can use social media evidence against you in court.

 

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