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Using caution when posting on social media during a divorce

| Oct 29, 2019 | Family Law |

It may come as no surprise that going through the end of a marriage can be a stressful experience. Those who encounter a similar life change might not always be aware of how the decisions they make during this time could influence the outcome of the process. For instance, individuals in Washington who are facing a divorce may find it advisable to take care with what they post on social media outlets.

Upon entering a new relationship, many individuals may wish to share their newly found joy with their family and friends by making it official via social media. However, those who are going through a divorce may find it helpful to hold off on publishing such information until the process is finalized. Studies indicate that the public release of similar types of information could create increased levels of tension that may only act to further complicate the situation.

Experts also indicate that it may also be advisable to avoid speaking ill of the other party on social media outlets, as this could also create unnecessary levels of conflict. Parents may also find it essential to understand how the stories they publish or pictures they share could affect their current situation. Using caution when posting stories or pictures on social media outlets could help prevent a scenario in which the other party attempts to use the information as evidence during child custody negotiations.

Knowing the impact a person’s actions and decisions can have on the outcome of a divorce can be a challenging endeavor. Fortunately, one doesn’t have to go through this alone and by speaking with a family law attorney, a person in Washington could gain much-needed insight on what to expect from the process. This type of guidance could help a person become better prepared to pursue the best outcome achievable concerning his or her future during legal proceedings.


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