Social Media and Divorce

Social media is one of the greatest forms of communication today. Whether one uses sites such as Facebook or Instagram, social media is becoming an increasingly common way to stay in touch and communicate with our friends, family, and even strangers. While this method is quick and effective to keep everyone in the loop of your life, if you are going through a divorce you may want to think twice before clicking “post.”

Even if reality news is not necessarily your cup of tea, it is hard to ignore the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Instagram feud that has been a hot topic in the media. Well, if you haven’t necessarily kept up, here is a quick breakdown. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West. While they have been going through the process of their divorce, Kanye West has seemingly tried to make some of their issues public. Not too long ago, he took to Instagram to voice his thoughts on not having the address to one of his children’s birthday parties. Most recently, however, Kanye West has taken to Instagram to post a picture of his daughter with the caption: “SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL?” Of course, this has stirred controversy. Kim also responded to Kanye’s post.

Kim and Kanye may have very public lives, but what about everyone else? You may think, who cares about my Instagram or Facebook posts, I am not famous, and my posts do not mean anything. However, this is far from the truth. If you are going through a divorce, saying negative things about the divorce or your soon-to-be ex-spouse can end up being damaging to your divorce proceeding.

What you tweet, say, or post on social media may be used against you in court. Oftentimes, when couples go to court, social media posts are usually referenced.  Some couples do not like that their children are posted on social media or like in Kanye and Kim’s case, that the children are using social media. Before you post, just think “would this be something that I would like to be shown in court?”

Judges can also order one party to refrain from disparaging the other party if they are posting things that are negative or relating to the process of the divorce. If your spouse has been posting disparaging comments about you on social media, consider speaking to an attorney to create a non-disparagment clause in your settlement agreement or in a court order during the proceedings. A non-disparagment clause could protect you from your soon-to-be ex-spouse making negative or damaging comments about you.

We understand that going through a divorce can be a complicated process. If your soon- to-be ex-spouse is making disparaging comments about you, contact a Florida Family law attorney. The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm has a team of experienced Family attorneys located in Coral Gables, Florida. Our attorneys have helped clients in all types of circumstances with divorce matters. We serve the entire state of Florida, so call us at 305-677-5119 or email us at info@flpfl.com.

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