Tips for Navigating Social Media During Your Divorce
Over the last couple decades, social media has become a nearly inextricable part of our lives. For people who are going through a divorce, it can also be something of a minefield.
While your best strategy to stay out of social media-related trouble as you go through your divorce is to simply avoid using it altogether, it can also be unrealistic for some people to completely remove themselves from social networks altogether. So with this in mind, here are some tips for navigating social media during your divorce.
- Photos: You can post photos online, but be careful about the photos you post and what you allow yourself to be tagged in. You should not post anything that shows you out and about partying, or any photos of you with a new partner. Avoid posting any kinds of photos that could portray you in a negative light during your divorce.
- Posts about ex: Do not post about anything at all related to your divorce, including and especially not posts about your ex. Never make any comments related to your divorce on social media. If you need to vent your frustrations, do so to a trusted friend or to a therapist, but do not plaster your divorce online, as this could harm your case.
- Lifestyle posts: Be careful about posting about new purchases, vacations or anything else that might indicate you spent a fair amount of money. You should be trying to keep a low profile while your divorce is still ongoing.
- Do not trust privacy settings: Just because you have strict privacy settings does not mean what you post online will not make it out to other people. Your friends might still tag you, or people might take screenshots of what you’re sharing.
When in doubt, your best option is always to avoid using social media altogether. For more information about the impact social media can have on divorce cases, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.