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Should I keep my social media during divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2022 | Family Law

Many Americans use social media on a daily basis. While much of this is harmless, social media can cause a lot of problems. In many cases, it may be best to consider a social media strategy while you are going through a divorce.

How this strategy materializes depends on how you usually use your social media. According to Psychology Today, in many cases, it is best to delete your social media entirely if you are divorcing your ex.

Why should I delete my social media?

While social media makes it easy to connect with family and friends around the world, it also makes it easy to post something damaging to your divorce case. Divorce is emotional, and if you tend to use social media as an outlet during tough times, it is easy to post something that you may regret later.

Deleting your social media during divorce removes this temptation. Social media posts appear frequently during divorce cases and may be harmful to your case.

What kinds of posts are damaging?

It is natural to want to “have fun” once you separate from your ex. However, posting pictures of yourself partying might come back to haunt you in the courtroom. You should refrain from posting about partying, particularly if those posts include the use of intoxicants. Posting threatening or angry things online during a divorce may also prove harmful.

If you must keep your social media during a divorce, make sure to only post positive things. You should also refrain from disparaging your ex in any way. It is best to keep any posts upbeat and forward-thinking.