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Tips for your social media use during divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2023 | Divorce

Divorce in California, and around the country, is challenging enough without online posts and arguments worsening the situation. With the rise of social media, it’s important to know how your online presence can impact your divorce proceedings.

Limit your social media use

During your divorce, it’s essential to limit your social media use. Take a break from posting, liking or commenting on anything related to your divorce. This can help prevent unnecessary drama or conflict.

Be mindful of what you post

Avoid posting anything that could be used against you in court, such as pictures of you partying or spending money frivolously. Even seemingly innocent posts can be taken out of context and used against you by the other side.

Think before you comment

If you see something on social media that upsets you, think before you comment. Avoid getting into heated arguments or making comments that could be seen as hostile or aggressive. This can paint you in a bad light and potentially harm your case in court.

Keep your privacy settings up-to-date

Ensure your privacy settings are up-to-date on all your social media accounts. This can help prevent anyone, including your ex-spouse, from seeing anything you don’t want them to see.

Don’t use social media to communicate with your ex-spouse

Avoid using social media to communicate with your ex-spouse during your divorce. This can lead to misunderstandings or arguments that can be used as evidence against you during your divorce proceedings.

Don’t rely on social media as evidence

Social media can be used as evidence in court, but it’s important to note that not all social media evidence is admissible. Arguments should be based on concrete evidence with social media only supporting your case rather than being the main driver.

Consider taking a break from social media

If you find social media is causing stress or negatively impacting your divorce proceedings, consider taking a break from your accounts altogether. This can help you focus on your well-being.

Being prudent with your social media use

Handling social media during your divorce can be a delicate matter. By limiting your social media use, or even closing your accounts altogether, you can help prevent any unnecessary drama or conflict and protect your rights during this difficult time.