I'm actually surprised I have to write this article, because I assumed the harm that could be caused by social media comments would be clear. However. people, at their own peril, continue to publicly share personal information on social media that can be used against them in a divorce, custody or child support case.
It's small world - six degrees of separation - and regardless whether you and your ex are friendly through social media, the information you post about your feelings, assets, plans, strategies. lawyers advice, medical and mental conditions are available to your ex and, will most certainly be used by them, if it benefits them in their case. So don't post anything that could possibly be used against you, such as pictures and information that has anything to do with your assets, vacations, kids, new love interest, partying, babysitters, condition of your household, etc...
I've seen people post pictures and information about:
their kids riding a motorcycle, skateboard or bike, with no helmet; in a car without a car seat; in a car while the parent is texting, partying with the parent and alcohol or drugs in view, moving in with someone, a pay raise or promotion, the purchase of a significant asset, an inheritance, lottery winning; feelings of violence, mental illness, depression, attempted suicide, drug or alcohol use, etc...
Before you post anything, ask yourself, "how can my ex use this against me?" Can it be used to affect custody, parenting time, or to lower or increase alimony or child support, or affect equitable distribution? Also, be very careful what you say verbally or you put in texts even to friends, because today's friend could be tomorrow's witness for your ex.
All the best!
Randy C. Redden