Going through a divorce can feel like navigating uncharted waters. Unfortunately, many people let their emotions get the best of them, and when they do, they make rash decisions that hurt them in the long run. When you get a divorce, the most important thing is staying strong and keeping a good attitude, no matter how challenging it gets. You’ll have to roll with the punches and accept change, because, as you know, change is simply inevitable.
However, this is not always easy, especially when your spouse is not cooperative and does not truly want to settle your divorce in a civilized manner. This is why you must be the bigger person. Do not play your ex-spouse’s games by taking the bait. The court appreciates those who take the high road, especially if you are fighting for child custody. If you were a judge, wouldn’t you feel more comfortable leaving children with the level-headed, collected parent, as opposed to the angry, flustered parent?
As long as you keep this, and a few other things in mind, with the help of an experienced attorney, your divorce should go as smoothly as possible. If you are getting a divorce, here are some things to avoid at all costs, no matter how difficult it may be. Discipline is key.
Can social media posts be used as evidence in a divorce?
Yes. All social media posts, text messages, emails, and more can be used as evidence. Resist the urge to tell your Facebook friends how much of a jerk your ex is. You’ll have plenty of time to express yourself once the divorce is over. (Again, take the high road.) Additionally, if you get the urge to text your former spouse something nasty, think twice. Imagine you had to read the words you wrote and sent in a heat-of-the-moment text in front of a jury. It happens.
Also, if you recently treated yourself to a fancy dinner, do not post about it! If you are requesting alimony payments, do you really think the courts will show you sympathy when you’re clearly out and about having fun?
Lastly, hold off on posting anything about new relationships before your divorce is finalized. Your spouse may accuse you of having an affair in court, which could ultimately hurt you in the long run, even if it isn’t true.
Generally, it is best practice to avoid social media altogether until everything is settled. You’d be surprised how many people unwittingly set themselves up for failure by posting what they thought was entirely inconsequential.
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