Why is it Important to Be Careful About What I Post on Social Media During a Divorce?

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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the people of New Jersey are being asked to stay in their homes and socially isolate themselves in an effort to slow down the spread of the disease. As a result, many people are turning to social media to find a sense of entertainment and distraction. However, it is important that these platforms are not used inappropriately during this time, especially if you are going through a divorce.

Individuals who are currently going through a divorce or have gone through one in the past must be careful about what they post on social media. This is because the courts can keep a close eye on these platforms to make sure either party is not engaging in poor behavior. Information they allow others to see can potentially have an effect on the outcome of the proceedings.

Improper behavior can include posts bad-mouthing or arguing with a former spouse. In addition to this, certain pictures can harm the outcome of divorce proceedings. For example, pictures of drinking or partying can be used against a parent who is looking to obtain custody of their child. Even simply posting pictures of new purchases or vacations can cause arguments when dealing with alimony or child support payments. These actions can be seen as potential red flags during or even after a divorce, and can impact how the court chooses to settle a case. It is because of this that it is best to keep your private life off social media to avoid a divorce from becoming more difficult than it needs to be.

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Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.

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