How to Avoid Social Media Mistakes During Divorce
If you're going through a divorce, chances are you're feeling a lot of stress and anxiety. You might be worried about how the process will affect your children or your finances. And on top of all that, you might be concerned about what to post on social media.
Before you hit "send" on that social media post, consider these four tips for avoiding social media mistakes during divorce:
1. Don't post anything you wouldn't want your spouse to see. This includes venting about the divorce or badmouthing your spouse to friends. Remember, anything you post on social media is public information that can be shared with anyone, including your spouse. So if you wouldn't want your spouse to see it, don't post it.
2. Don't post anything that could be used against you in court. This includes photos or posts that could be construed as evidence of adultery or posts that show you participating in activities that are contrary to the best interests of your children. Again, remember that anything you post on social media is public information that can be shared with anyone, including your attorney and the court. So if there's even a chance that something you post could be used against you in court, don't post it.
3. Don't friend or follow your spouse on social media. This will only make the divorce more difficult for both of you. If you must communicate with your spouse, do so through email or text messages only. And if your spouse tries to friend or follow you on social media, don't accept the request.
4. Do set up privacy settings for yourself and your family members. One of the benefits of social media is that it allows us to stay connected with our friends and family members who live far away. But when you're going through a divorce, you might not want everyone to know what's going on in your life. So take advantage of the privacy settings available on most social media platforms and limit access to your page to only those people who you trust.
By following these four simple tips, you can avoid making social media mistakes during your divorce that could have serious consequences. So, take a deep breath, be careful what you post, and remember that this too shall pass. Let us know if you want more information by scheduling an appointment to speak with our experienced attorney.