Like most people, you probably use social media every day. Most Americans are online and use social media to reconnect with family and friends and share their ups and downs.
In fact, with over 70% of people on social media, you can expect that most people in your life are on social media in some capacity. While sharing your life can be beneficial, you may want to avoid social media during your divorce.
Do not post messages about your divorce
Keep in mind that your divorce is a legal process. You should not post messages about the divorce if you can help it. Even the most benign comments could have unexpected consequences. When you complain about your former spouse, it could change how the courts perceive you.
Be careful about your privacy settings
Even if you had a public profile before a divorce, set your settings to private while you go through your divorce proceedings. If your former spouse has your passwords, change all passwords and remove your logins from any shared computers.
Your spouse, your spouse’s attorney and friends of your spouse could browse your social media in an attempt to harm your case. For example, if you post about a new purchase, your spouse may try to use it to show that you either do not need spousal support or that you should pay more for spousal support.
Social media can be a positive experience when reconnecting with friends and family. However, you should refrain from using it during a divorce or any other legal battle.