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5 things to avoid on social media during your divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2024 | Divorce | 0 comments

In today’s digital age, social media can add an extra layer of complexity to an already challenging divorce situation. While it may seem tempting to turn to social media for support or to vent your frustrations, you should moderate your online presence during this sensitive time.

There are several things that you should avoid on social media during your divorce.

1. Oversharing

When emotions run high, you could easily overshare on social media. Unfortunately, posting about your financial situation, divorce proceedings or personal conflicts can become evidence against you in court.

2. Lashing out

You might have negative feelings toward your ex during the divorce, but you should keep them to yourself. Avoid airing your grievances on social media so that you do not escalate tensions between you and your former spouse. It can reflect poorly on you in court.

3. Inappropriate posts

Be mindful of the content you post on social media during your divorce. Photos or videos of you engaging in excessive drinking, partying or other questionable activities can raise questions about your character or parenting abilities.

4. Communicating with your ex

If you need to communicate with your ex during the divorce, do so through proper channels, such as email or a co-parenting app. Avoid arguing or discussing sensitive topics on social media platforms, as these interactions are visible to others and may become evidence.

5. Neglecting privacy settings

Make sure your social media accounts have the appropriate privacy settings in place. Restrict who can view your posts and be cautious about accepting friend requests from people you do not know well. Remember, even with privacy settings, anything you post online is widely accessible.

If you find yourself struggling to manage your social media presence, consider taking a break or seeking support from a trusted friend. This helps you avoid potentially costly mistakes.