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Why You Shouldn’t Use Social Media During a Divorce

For many of us, social media is a big part of our lives. You probably have a profile on more than one platform and regularly check your feed throughout the day. However, if you are divorcing your spouse, continuing to share on social media can present some dangers and potentially impact the outcome of your settlement. Therefore, the best thing you can do is hold off on using social media until after your divorce is finalized.

The Risks of Continuing to Use Social Media

Even if you tend not to share too much or too often, everything you post can provide some information and insight into your life. For example, if you frequently use the check-in feature, it might say a lot about where you spend your time, what you spend your money on, and how much you spend. The information you share on social media might even be a little misleading, so it is best to protect yourself and hold off on using this feature for the time being.

If you like to share pictures on social media, this could also pose a major risk to your case. Pictures can easily be taken out of context and harm you in court. You should especially avoid sharing any pictures or videos of you and your children. Ask your close friends and family members not to share pictures of you or your children and be sure to adjust your settings to ensure you review any pictures in which you are tagged.

If you cannot quit social media altogether, consider the following tips:

  • Do not vent about your spouse or your divorce.
  • Do not make any posts about your children.
  • Do not post about any vacations or other big expenses.
  • Do not assume any of what you post is private.
  • Do not share posts about your dating life and do not use dating apps.
  • Remove social media apps from your devices to limit your time on these apps.
  • If you have teen children who use social media, disable the check-in feature.

It may be difficult to stay off social media, especially if you are accustomed to sharing, but none of the posts you share are as important as the outcome of your settlement.

Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Divorce Team as Soon as Possible!

Divorce is challenging for families to endure and it is important to navigate this experience with skilled legal guidance. At Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys, our family law team is committed to helping clients protect their interests, so they can move forward into a brighter, happier future.

Contact our law office today at (718) 215-0121 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.