Should I stay off of social media during a lawsuit?

Whenever you are involved in a lawsuit, it is important to note that you should be careful about what you post online. It seems that people today love to post about every waking detail of their life, no matter how personal it may be. Regardless of whether you are getting divorced, going through a child custody battle, or are even involved in a personal injury case, you should take a few precautions on social media.

Privacy

First, you should put all of your social media profiles on a private setting. Though it doesn’t always stop everyone from seeing your posts, it can give you an added layer of security. You should make sure not to add anyone you don’t know personally because they could be someone representing the other side.

Nature of Posts

You don’t necessarily need to go on a complete social media hiatus throughout the entirety of your lawsuit, as it can take a number of months to complete the lawsuit. However, you should be sure not to post anything that may have an impact on your divorce. If you plan to request alimony, don’t post pictures of a lavish vacation. If you are trying to convince the court that it is in the best interest of the child for you to be the custodial parent, you should make sure not to post pictures of you making irresponsible choices. Be sure not to bash your spouse or the court on social media and use your words wisely.

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