How can you use social media during a divorce?

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2022 | Family Law

Social media is something you likely use on a daily basis. You probably check social media several times daily to catch up with friends, learn about new topics, stay up to date on the news, entertain yourself etc.

Most people have similar social media habits and according to the Pew Research Center, approximately 72% of people in the U.S. today use social media in some form. Although social media may provide many benefits in your life, you must be careful about how you use it during the divorce process.

Privatize your profiles

As soon as you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, make all of your social medial profiles private. You should also change the passwords on all of your accounts. Additionally, alter your privacy settings so that no one can post anything on your pages without prior approval from you.

Remove those who do not support you

You may have connections on your social media profiles who do not fully support you or your interests. Block or remove these people from your profiles after you decide to get divorced, so they do not use the information on your profiles against you during your impending divorce.

Stay mindful about what you post

Although you may want to vent about the struggles you have during your divorce online, be careful about doing so. You should never complain about your spouse publicly online, even during periods of anger and frustration.

If you have concerns about using social media during your divorce, consider taking a break from these sites for a while. You may want to use social media less as you go through the divorce process or consider avoiding social media entirely until you finalize your divorce.