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Use caution with social media during a divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 13, 2021 | Complex Divorce, Divorce

Many people use social media as an outlet to vent frustrations or express feelings about what’s going on in their lives. But this can be problematic when one is going through a divorce. The dissolution of marriage can be very emotional, and it can cause some people to overshare on their social media accounts. It’s important to understand that information shared on social media could be used in court during divorce proceedings.  

The problems with sharing on social media 

Using social media can help people stay in touch with loved ones and can be used as an escape when going through difficult situations. But it’s usually advisable to limit social media posts when one is going through divorce. The information divulged on social media outlets can be used in court, especially if those posts contain sensitive information about one’s financial status or minor children. It’s also important to refrain from speaking negatively about one’s ex on social media. 

Social media can be a distraction, but during divorce this is not always a good thing. For many people, it’s helpful to step away from social media usage altogether until the divorce is final. This can help one focus better on creating a new life as a single person, which is especially important if children are involved. If a divorcee continues to use social media, it’s a good idea to adjust privacy settings and to carefully consider the information that is shared. 

Legal assistance  

Social media is an important outlet to many, but during divorce, certain types of social media posts are not advised. Whether a divorce is amicable or contentious, sound legal advice is essential. A New Jersey attorney with family law experience can provide guidance on how to proceed with divorce, including the best way to deal with social media and other outside influences.