The end of a marriage in Texas does not have to signal the start of fighting. One way to avoid carrying hostility through the divorce process is to stop spreading negativity and bitterness about your ex and the divorce, especially on social media.

At the Law Office of Cicily Simms, we understand that emotions ebb and flow as negotiations move forward. We want you to have the best chance at a positive resolution, and as such, we want to make you steer clear of online activity that can spell trouble, namely airing your dirty laundry on social media.

All eyes on the drama

Your ex may have done something to cause you to move for a divorce, and you may need to talk things through. We do not want you to keep these events to yourself, but you should recognize that sharing them online in a forum where you and your ex have friends in common may backfire. Everything online is discoverable throughout a divorce, which means even the judge may see what you post. Therefore, it is best to utilize the services of a counselor or confide in a close friend offline, not through posts.

Finances take center stage

Financial matters can cause quite a stir throughout the divorce proceedings. As such, posting pictures of fancy restaurants, spontaneous trips, and new furniture are not going to help your case for spousal maintenance. It may hurt you in dividing up the marital property if the other side believes your spending is the result of joint assets.

As difficult as it may seem, you will get through your divorce and may come through it in a better place. Temper your online sharing. Learn more about our services by checking out the details on our webpage.