2 social media mistakes you need to avoid during divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2024 | Divorce And Dissolution

Divorce is, in and of itself, a stressful life experience. With so much going on, it’s not uncommon for the parties involved to make missteps that can come back to haunt them down the road.

One of the most common mistakes people make during this tumultuous transition involves the improper use of social media. While no law expressly prohibits you from using social media during divorce, there are costly mistakes that you’ll need to steer clear of each time you sign into your social media profile to better safeguard your interests.

Issuing threats

It’s quite easy to feel let down and frustrated, especially if your ex is to blame for the divorce. However, the last thing you want is to take to social media to pour out your anger and frustrations. Worse still, you don’t want to threaten your spouse under any circumstance and for whatever reason. Threatening to take away everything, including the children, for instance, will only worsen an already difficult situation. Remember, what you share online can find its way into the courtroom.


Divorce might mark the end of one life chapter and the beginning of the next. However, this is not the moment to announce to the world how “single and ready to mingle” you are. Posting photos of your new lover might complicate things, especially when the subjects of child custody and spousal support come up. Likewise, sharing photos of yourself on a shopping spree or an expensive vacation can raise eyebrows as to whether you could be trying to dissipate marital property.

Divorce can set your emotions on a rollercoaster. Whether your divorce is amicable or not, certain social media missteps can greatly impact the outcome of the process. If you have questions about how your everyday actions can impact your case, don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance.