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What you shouldn’t do online during a divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2023 | Divorce

While the age of technology is highly rewarding, it does have its occasional drawbacks, such as during a divorce. It may seem strange, but there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to your divorce and the internet. For example, something you do online may expose vital details about your divorce, and that could have irrefutable drawbacks.

It can be tricky to navigate social media during a divorce, especially when many divorces can last up to a year. As such, when you consider going online during your divorce proceedings, there are several things to keep in mind. Here’s what you should avoid:

1. Don’t talk about the divorce on social media 

Social media has made everyone’s personal lives open for public consumption. For example, many people you follow right now on social media are likely posting pictures of what they’re eating, when they’re spending time with family or what adventures they’re planning on doing later that week. All of this you may need to consider limiting and more. 

The less information you put on social media about your divorce, the better it could be for the process – that includes making comments on your spouse’s accounts or their families. This may only cause upset during the divorce.

2. Don’t keep your accounts public 

Some of the stuff you already posted online could be used against you during a divorce. While you may need to reach out for legal help before deleting anything online or deactivating your account, you may still be able to limit what others see on your account. Your privacy settings may allow you to limit who sees and comments on your account and if anyone can follow you.

You shouldn’t let social media control how your divorce ends. It may be best to take a break until your divorce is over.