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Social media is part of the everyday fabric of life for the majority of people. However, if you are going through a divorce, it is time to be extra cautious with your accounts.

It is shocking how many people reveal incriminating information openly and freely on social media. According to Divorcemag, pictures of you bar hopping, partying recklessly or consuming illegal substances may seriously harm your child custody case.

Social media is not private, even if you set it to “private”

You are now involved in a legal process, so it is important to watch what you say. Please remember that even if you have your social media settings set on “private,” you cannot completely control what people do with the information you share. It is very possible that, even if you do not have your ex-spouse “friended” on a social media platform, somebody you still have on your list can share incriminating posts and pictures with your ex.

Social media can actively harm your child custody case

Again, it only takes one or two shared pictures online to completely ruin your child custody case. Particularly if you put up pictures of you doing something illegal. A constant stream of photos showing you partying and living the “high life” can easily show up in court and cause you to lose custody of your children.

Additionally, a stream of posts showing severe anger during a divorce can also be a problem. Any sort of threat toward your ex-spouse, even if it is truly not meant seriously, can be easily twisted in a court of law.