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Social media do’s and dont’s during divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2022 | divorce |

The divorce process is not always amicable and simple.

Feuding couples can turn to social media to collect evidence of questionable decisions and prove their claims in court. How you manage your social media accounts during a divorce can significantly impact your case.

Do avoid social media

Since its advent, social media has become a common addiction. However, if you can avoid using it until your divorce is final, you can eliminate the potential for trouble.

Do not post about your ex

If you catch your ex doing something morally questionable, you may feel tempted to post about it on social media. However, doing so only serves to make you look bad and may prompt your ex to retaliate.

Do change your passwords

Your ex may snoop on your social media for information they can use in proceedings. Change your passwords and make all your accounts private immediately. You may also choose to block anyone who may provide your ex with access to your page.

Do not post about dating

If you decide to date before your divorce is final, it is in your best interest to avoid posting about it online. Divorce is emotional and evidence of dating can be provoking.

Do avoid questionable topics

Be aware of the content you chose to post. For example, morally questionable topics, such as drinking, gambling, or intimate photos, are best left private during a divorce, especially if you have children.

Social media is a platform to share big and small life events. However, no matter how therapeutic it may feel to discuss your divorce online, it is not worth the risk of damaging your case.