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Social Media & Divorce – Do’s and Don’ts During a Divorce

May 21, 2024

During a divorce, social media can play a significant role in shaping the outcome of your case. It’s imperative that you be mindful of your social media activity to avoid pitfalls and protect your interests.

What Are Some Social Media “Do’s” During a Divorce?

  1. Consult with your attorney: Seek advice from your attorney regarding what you should and shouldn’t post on social media. They can provide guidance based on the specific circumstances of your case.
  2. Review privacy settings: Ensure your privacy settings are set to limit access to your accounts. This step can help prevent unwanted individuals from seeing and potentially using your posts against you.
  3. Think before you post: Before sharing anything, think about how it may be perceived by your spouse, their attorney, or the court. Assume everything you post will be read by a Judge.
  4. Focus on positivity: Share positive aspects of your life and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Demonstrating responsible behavior can help create a favorable impression.
  5. Maintain respectful communication: If you communicate with your spouse on social media, keep your interactions civil. Avoid engaging in public arguments or making derogatory comments.

What Are Some Social Medial “Don’ts” During a Divorce?

  1. Discuss your case online: Avoid discussing the details of your case or venting about your spouse online. Sharing sensitive information may harm your case and potentially violate court orders.
  2. Post incriminating content: Refrain from posting any content that could be seen as evidence of questionable behavior, such as partying or irresponsible spending. 
  3. Stalk or harass your ex-spouse: Resist the temptation to monitor your ex-spouse’s social media activities obsessively or engage in online harassment. This behavior can negatively impact your case.
  4. Flaunt new relationships: Avoid posting about new romantic relationships during your case. Doing so may create unnecessary conflict and complicate matters, especially if custody is involved.
  5. Rely on social media for evidence: While social media posts may be used as evidence, it’s generally best to rely on more reliable methods to gather evidence. 

If you’re considering divorce, it’s highly advised that you seek experienced counsel. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

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