Managing Your Social Media During a Divorce
Social media has become a large aspect of many people’s lives. It allows for instant access to information and quick communication between anyone and everyone. In the instance of divorce, social media can quickly become a dangerous source impacting the separation process.
Due to the nature of oversharing that occurs online, social media can be extremely incriminating for someone in court proceedings. The use of social media can easily provide evidence of one’s activities and remarks that can later be used against them in court. For that reason, it is important to be aware of how to properly manage your social media during a divorce.
Do’s & Don’t When Going Through a Divorce
- Reduce your usage of social media as much as possible until your divorce is finalized. This ensures that there is very little information to be found on your social media and used against you in your case.
- Refrain from posting content about your spouse, their family, or their friends.
- Change your passwords/login information. Changing the passwords on your social media accounts will help ensure that your spouse cannot log into your accounts.
- Change your privacy settings. It is important to adjust the privacy settings on your social media account to the highest security level to guarantee that you have a high level of control over who can see what you post on your social media accounts.
- Post content about your spouse on social media. It is best to refrain from any discussion about your spouse or marriage on social media during the divorce process.
- Discuss your divorce proceedings. Any questions about your case should go directly to your divorce attorney.
- Post content of you with any sort of new partner. Ideally, one should wait until their divorce is final to post any photos or information about a new partner on their social media.
The use of social media during a divorce can be tricky. If you wish to maintain a social media presence during your divorce proceeding, try to apply the tips above to avoid harming your case. If you need assistance with your divorce proceeding, contact the experienced divorce attorneys of Carlson & Work today at 775-386-2226.