One of the most contentious aspects of divorce proceedings is child custody. It can be difficult to align the views of both parents, without even considering the potential thoughts of the courts.
Social media can add another element of fuel to the fire. It might be in your best interests to limit your social media use while going through a custody case, and here’s why;
The courts can find out everything you post
You may think that there is no way that anything you say online could make its way back to the court. This simply isn’t true.
You never know who has seen your posts and who they are talking to. If you vent your frustrations about your former spouse over the case, then it’s possible this will be used against you. Your safest option is to post nothing related to the proceedings whatsoever.
Are all of your posts relevant?
You may not think it, but much of what you post can be relevant to your custody case.
For instance, showing off a new car or posting pictures of your latest night out may have been intended just to let your friends know how you’re doing. However, with posts like this, a narrative can be built. Your ex may claim that you are reckless with money, like to party and are too immature to have unsupervised custody of the kids.
The safest route is probably to refrain from using social media throughout proceedings in the family court. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but you should at least think about restricting your posts. As you navigate your case, it is also in your best interests to seek legal guidance.