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Stay off social media to protect yourself during divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2022 | Divorce

If you are getting a divorce, one of the things you should avoid doing is going on your social media and talking about your case. While social media is a place where you can express yourself, expressing yourself about the divorce isn’t always a great idea.

There are a few issues that can come up if you use social media during your divorce. The first is that your spouse could see the posts that you are making and save them for evidence in court. The second is that you may post a picture or video that does not paint you in the best light. A third problem could be if your chats are accessed and there is anything in them that could hurt your divorce negotiations.

These are just a few examples of the problems with social media, and they are serious enough that they should persuade you not to use it during your divorce.

What can you do if you have to use social media during divorce?

If you absolutely must use social media during your divorce, there are a few different things you can do to protect yourself. If you are using the account to stay in touch with family, consider creating a new account that has no friends attached. Most people’s social media accounts can be accessed even if you aren’t friends. For those that require you to be friends, carefully select who you will add to your new account. Don’t post anything yourself.

For all older social media accounts, it is smart to completely disable them until the divorce is finalized. Doing this will prevent others from tagging you in photos or videos, posts or other content that could hurt your case.

Get off social media to protect yourself

Getting off social media throughout the divorce is the right step to protect yourself. Be cautious about the information you put online, because it could be gathered and used against you in court. Your situation may be complex enough without that issue, so it’s valuable to you to stay as private as you can be until the case is finalized.