Studies have found that social media use can reduce the quality of some people’s marriages. Social media can also trip you up when you are going through a divorce.
These tips can help you avoid jeopardizing your divorce case with your social media use.
Do not use social media
The safest social media strategy during a divorce is to not use social media at all. Not using social media avoids the temptation to post something that could damage your case.
Do not make negative posts
If you can not avoid social media, avoid posting anything negative about your spouse or family members. It can be tempting to vent about the divorce process, but this is not a good idea. Instruct your friends and family to also avoid posting anything negative about your divorce. This includes private messages. People can easily share your private messages and you can not control who else might see them.
Adjust your privacy settings
Adjust the privacy settings on all of your social media accounts to the highest level of privacy. Ask your friends and family not to tag you in posts or photos. Block or unfriend anyone who you do not trust or do not plan to maintain a relationship with after the divorce.
Delete your relationship status
If you currently have your relationship status on your social media profiles, take it off. You can update it after your divorce is over if you want to.
Even if you are getting along during your divorce it is a good idea to avoid talking about the process on social media. At best, this type of activity will not benefit you and at worst it could negatively impact your case.