Should I Avoid Social Media During a Divorce?

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Being active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms may come second nature to many. These platforms allow us to stay in contact with family and friends, share our life and accomplishments, and discover new places and ideas. However, if you are facing a divorce, it is important to understand that simply posting online can negatively impact the outcome of your divorce. To discover the downsides to posting online when you are going through a divorce, continue reading. For assistance with your divorce, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Nassau County divorce lawyer. We are here to help.

Can my social media impact the outcome of my divorce?

The best decision to make regarding social media when you are facing a divorce is to avoid it altogether until the divorce is finalized. This is a responsible decision to make because there are many ways to trigger a negative outlook on your character in divorce proceedings that should be considered when updating your social media platforms.

For example, if you post a photo of you on vacation or with a new big purchase, this could give your former spouse’s attorney a chance to argue that you do not require child support or alimony. Another example of posting online that can hurt the outcome of your divorce is if you posted a new romantic partner on your social media. Your ex may attempt to allege infidelity, even if you met the person after you and your spouse were separated. Your former spouse’s attorney may even argue that you have poor judgment for posting photos or videos of you out with friends having drinks. Something as simple as this could impact your child custody agreement.

Staying off social media gives your ex’s attorney zero leverage to make false claims about your character. Even the direct messaging features of these platforms may be accessed by your ex’s attorney. Avoid logging into Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram until the process is over. This is especially true regarding speaking negatively about your ex online. Even deleted social media posts can be accessed by your ex’s attorney.

If you have any further questions about this process and how you can stay off social media to benefit the outcome of your divorce, contact our experienced Nassau County divorce lawyer. We would be happy to assist you.


Barrows Levy PLLC is a dedicated New York law firm focused on providing quality legal services to clients in New York City and Long Island. If you require a lawyer who has notable experience handling family and estate planning matters, we are available to help. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today. 

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