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3 social media mistakes to avoid during a custody battle

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2023 | Child Custody

Social media is an integral part of many people’s lives. From business to personal matters, it revolutionized how the world shares information and experiences and connects with each other.

However, during a custody battle, it is important to tread carefully in the digital realm. Certain social media mistakes may prove costly.

1. Oversharing court details

Resist the urge to document every aspect of the proceedings on social media. Avoid sharing emotional outbursts, legal details or private conversations. Oversharing can provide the opposing party with ammunition to use against you in court.

2. Disparaging your ex-spouse

While emotions may run high during a divorce, publicly criticizing your ex-spouse on social media can do more harm than good. Negative comments and insults can negatively influence the court’s perception of your ability to co-parent effectively.

3. Sharing inappropriate content

Avoid sharing inappropriate or offensive content, photos, videos or comments that are easy to misconstrue or reflect poorly on your character. The court may judge you and your suitability as a primary custodial parent on what you put online.

According to Smart Insights, over half of the world’s population uses social media in some capacity. It is a valuable tool in both the professional and personal arenas, and with its growing prevalence in daily lives it may seem natural to post the details of your custody battle just like you post other events and thoughts you want to share. However, what you post can have a serious impact on the outcome of your case. It is important to avoid posting anything that might work against you.