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Preparing for divorce requires a sharp focus to protect your best interests. In a divorce, anything you say or do can affect the outcome, and the same is true for your spouse. When a court scrutinizes the actions of both spouses, how can social media affect the divorce process?

Lawyers manage a lot of the work in a divorce, but social media is something you need to be responsible for. So, what sort of role does social media play in a divorce?

Think before you post

The thoughts and comments a person can make online can significantly impact the outcome of a divorce. A spouse may say things online that contradict their statements in a divorce. They may admit their false intentions about their divorce online or reveal their actual parental capabilities without noticing it.

Keeping personal information like this, or anything else, private is a good practice during a divorce. Your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be looking for any information they can use against you in the divorce proceedings. Posting about a new car purchase may be enough to cause you to pay more in alimony than you would have otherwise.

While posting anything online can be detrimental to your divorce, social media can also be an asset. If your spouse makes the mistake of posting damaging information online, you can collect that information to use it to your advantage.

Keep a silent watch

The best form of social media use during a divorce is to observe quietly. Refrain from posting anything, as even the smallest detail can work against your best interests and be sure to collect anything that can be of use.