Frustration, anger and stress are usually part of going through a divorce. Finding appropriate ways to deal with those feelings might prove to be rather difficult. One thing that some people do during a divorce that might hurt them is posting certain things online. Social media networks, blogs and other online services might seem like a good place to vent or discuss personal matters, but that is hardly ever the case.
Some people think that they can post whatever they want online because they can always delete the post. With the ability of people to collect screenshots, deleting a post might not do any good. Plus, deleting a post that pertains to your divorce is deleting evidence.
Another common misconception is that what you share on social media is protected; however, social media posts are rarely private. Even if you block your ex, it might still be possible for your ex to get a hold of your posts. Your ex might use mutual friends or a fake profile to get information from your posts. For this reason, you should be careful about what you post because you never know what might be used against you in court. By the same token, you have to be careful about what others post pertaining to you. Posts about you or pictures of you that are on other people's profiles can also be used in court.
Remaining civil during your divorce and keeping your private matters private are the easiest ways you can prevent potential problems from occurring. If you have questions about specific things pertaining to your divorce, getting answers to those questions might help you to keep yourself protected during the divorce. An Ohio family law attorney can provide more information about social media use during a divorce.
Source: Huffington Post, "The Divorce Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making" Taryn Hillin, Mar. 18, 2014