Guidelines for Social Media Use and Communication during Divorce

Navigating a divorce can be tricky, particularly when it comes to interacting and sharing online. Many adults have Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts they use regularly. If you are active on social media and are going through a divorce, it’s important to follow best practices that will help prevent unwanted outcomes in your legal matter.

There are several online behaviors you should avoid during a divorce. If you’re considering divorce, or are currently going through one, do not:

  • Discuss your divorce or vent to others publicly
  • Make disparaging comments about your spouse or anyone involved in the case
  • Change your relationship status or join dating apps
  • Post pictures of you drinking, using drugs of any kind, or partying
  • Post pictures that depict you making significant, large purchases or going on expensive vacations
  • Depend on a site’s privacy settings. Social Media companies are often unreliable when it comes to user privacy, and your posts can easily be shared, tagged, or commented on by your online friends or even accessed through their accounts.

The best way to ensure that your online behavior will not affect the outcome of your divorce is by taking a break from social media altogether. It’s best to avoid situations in which you are tempted to vent frustrations publicly or share content that could be misconstrued and detrimental to your goals in the divorce.

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