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Is social media jeopardizing your child custody goals?

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2022 | Child Custody & Parenting Time |

If you are like many other Coloradoans, you enjoy documenting your life on social media. This makes sense, as the Centennial State has thousands of vistas, delicious dishes and entertainment venues that are sure to delight your followers. If you use social media during your custody dispute, though, you must be careful.

Like in many other places, judges in Colorado must consider the best interests of the child when settling custody-related issues. According to the Children’s Bureau, this standard plays an oversized role in determining which parent receives custody of the kids. Therefore, you do not want any of your social media posts to make you appear to be an unfit parent.

Posts about the kids

Your soon-to-be ex-spouse may have some strong opinions about whether your children should appear on your social media platforms. If so, to avoid irritating your husband or wife, it may be advisable to exclude your kids from your posts altogether.

Posts about your lifestyle

If your marriage has been on the rocks for some time, it may be tempting to use social media to show off your new bachelor or bachelorette lifestyle. Remember, because your spouse’s attorney is likely to look through your social media history, it is wise to avoid posts that make you look irresponsible, impulsive or dangerous.

Posts about your budget

Similarly, if you intend to argue you do not have the financial resources to make expensive child support payments, you do not want your social media posts to say otherwise. Accordingly, you should probably keep any expensive purchases you make to yourself.

Ultimately, if you want to continue to post on social media during your custody dispute, thinking twice about everything you upload may improve your chances of receiving the custody arrangement you want.