We all enjoy connecting with others online, and a great way to do so is by communicating through Facebook and other social media platforms. Most of the time, this way of communicating is harmless and does good rather than harm as it allows you to keep up with your loved ones and far-away friends. However, if you are going through a divorce, your use of social media could hurt your case.

Our family law attorneys have helped many Michigan residents navigate their high-asset divorces. Over the years, we have seen social media postings turn the tide for spouses in certain situations. For example, if a spouse petitioning the court for alimony talks about extravagant purchases or vacations on Facebook or Instagram, it could result in an unfavorable property settlement.

Best practices for social media use during a high-asset divorce

To protect your final settlement, consider adhering to these simple rules when using social media., do not do the following:

  • Make derogatory remarks about your spouse.
  • Talk about your divorce in online venues.
  • Discuss your financial situation in your social media posts.
  • Talk about drinking or other party situations, especially if child custody is in dispute.

Better yet, consider staying away from social media completely.

A high-asset divorce already comes with many challenges, but you can reduce your hardships by conducting yourself with dignity. It also helps to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to guide you through your divorce and help you achieve the best financial outcome for you and your children.

We invite you to continue exploring our website and our blog if you need additional information about high-asset divorce in Michigan.