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Avoid social media when going through a divorce

On Behalf of | May 5, 2022 | Divorce |

Going through a divorce isn’t easy, but Indiana residents should avoid social media during that time. It’s important to know why and how it could impact your situation.

Why should you avoid social media?

While going through a divorce, it’s best to avoid using social media. If your divorce isn’t amicable, it can be tempting to vent on your social media pages. However, this is often bad. Your spouse could see your posts and use them against you. Even if you’re no longer connected on the network, if you have mutual connections, they can report your posts back to your spouse, which can still lead to trouble.

You should focus on taking care of yourself and your children during this time. After your divorce is final, you can resume your social media usage as normal.

What should you do if you continue using social media?

Not everyone is successful at avoiding social media during a divorce. If this describes you, you should at least be smarter while using it before your divorce is final. You might want to change the privacy settings on your pages. It could prevent anyone who isn’t connected with you from seeing your posts.

Avoid posting anything negative or related to your divorce. Don’t change your relationship status until after the divorce. Be careful when you post photos and make sure they’re innocuous and nothing that could be used against you in your divorce case.

Focus only on positive posts that focus on your children or pets. Be low-key when it comes to posts about your current situation and stick to the mundane.

It might be tempting to snoop on your spouse’s social media, but it’s best to avoid doing that. Even if they are venting about you and your impending divorce, you can stay safe by changing your habits on social media or online, in general.

If you have a new love interest, don’t post anything about them until after the divorce. Your spouse could find out about them and use that against you in your case.