At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we understand social media. There is some satisfaction to be had in sharing an opinion on Twitter, posting an inspiring photo on Instagram or updating your status on Facebook. However, not all things are meant to be shared publicly, especially the details of your divorce. Before you head to Facebook for solace, you and other Texas residents should understand what might happen if you overshare about your legal proceedings.
Prevention explains that sharing too much information of a sensitive nature like a divorce on social media can result in ramifications you did not expect. Friends and family members you thought you could count on may react the opposite, taking sides or even “spying” for your spouse, especially if you blocked him or her from seeing your social media posts. Posting a juicy play-by-play on your divorce or getting into arguments online can look bad to your boss or a potential employer. One of the worst consequences of talking about your divorce online, however, can involve the child custody or property division agreement. For example, your ex could claim you are hiding assets or that you do not care about getting custody of your children if you post pictures of yourself living it up at a party, enjoying new purchases or going on dates.
There will be plenty of time after your divorce to share good news, like a new love or a vacation you needed after ending your marriage, as our page on divorce explains. Until your divorce is final, it would be prudent to refrain from posting on social media or at least lock down your privacy settings.