How to handle social media during divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2022 | Family Law

People adore social media, regardless of their relationship status. Even if you are in the middle of a divorce, you probably want to continue enjoying these platforms.

There are practices you must follow when interacting online during your split. Make sure your internet behavior does not affect the outcome of your divorce.

Never speak ill of your soon-to-be-ex

Feelings of hurt and anger are natural during this time. Typing negative comments about your spouse for others to read may be satisfying. Still, these words can come back to haunt you in court, even if they are cryptic. Better options are blowing off steam with a friend over a few drinks or seeing a therapist.

Never post questionable content

Anything on your accounts can play a role during divorce proceedings. Even innocent uploads are subject to twisting. Be cautious with memes involving edgy humor. Spreading a chuckle is hardly worth losing custody. Think twice before uploading images of drinking or partying. A judge may view these materials as evidence of undeserving behavior.

Never allow sharing

Facebook lets users name friends within posts. This tagging practice associates you with any material someone else chooses. Questionable subject matter might find its way onto your timeline without your consent. While it is possible to delete these posts, your partner could see and save them first. Change account settings, making it so no one can share items without your permission.

Using social media can mean trouble, especially when you are going through a divorce. When engaging with these platforms during the dissolution of marriage, proceed with caution.