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How should I handle social media during my divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2022 | Divorce |

Many of us in League City love sharing our lives on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and others. Social media can be a great means of communication but if a person is going through a divorce, social media may be something they want to avoid for a while. Here’s why.

Why you should disconnect from social media during your divorce

First, social media posts that show you having a great time, spending money or venting about your ex before your divorce is finalized can cause your ex to retaliate, making the divorce process lengthier and more contentious. Even “private” posts can be seen by family, friends and children. This can have a negative effect on them as well.

How to handle social media during your divorce

If you decide to stay on your social media platforms you can ask your friends not to tag you in posts, even if your profile is set at the highest privacy settings. Block those who you will not be friends with post-divorce. This can help avoid cyber-stalking or harassment. Take down your relationship status on Facebook. Above all, do not discuss your divorce on social media. Statements made on social media can be used against you in your divorce.

Protect your interests

Ultimately you will want to protect your interests in your divorce to obtain a satisfactory outcome. This may mean taking a social media break until your divorce is finalized. Even then, you will want to be careful about what you say on social media about your marriage, divorce and ex. In the end, it may be better to stay tight-lipped rather than making emotional statements you might later regret.