5 Mistakes people make on social media during divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 25, 2022 | Divorce |

Social media has become a significant part of our lives. Turning to platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can be tempting to share updates and vent about our experiences. However, during a divorce, you must be mindful of what you post and share online. If you’re currently going through a divorce or are considering one, it’s essential to be aware of these pitfalls and take steps to protect yourself and your online reputation.

  1. Posting about the divorce or venting about your ex: It’s important to remember that everything you post online is public and can potentially show up in court. It’s best to avoid posting anything negative about your ex or the divorce process online.
  2. Friending or following your ex: Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, consider unfriending or unfollowing your ex on social media. Having boundaries can help you avoid seeing updates or posts that may be hurtful or upsetting.
  3. Posting inappropriate or suggestive content: Your social media presence reflects who you are and what you stand for. Posting inappropriate or suggestive content can damage your reputation and may not be viewed favorably by the courts.
  4. Neglecting your privacy settings: Review and adjust your privacy settings during a divorce to ensure that only your intended audience can access your personal information and posts.
  5. Posting about new relationships or dating: If you’re planning on dating or entering a new relationship after your divorce, it’s best to keep this information off social media to help avoid any potential misunderstandings or complications during the divorce process.

Remember, everything you post online is public and available for your ex to use against you. It’s best to be cautious and mindful of your online presence during this sensitive time.