Getting divorced? Take a break from social media

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2023 | Divorce

Social media has become an important part of many people’s social interactions. It has also become a factor mentioned in many divorces. While social media might seem like a tool for keeping connected with friends and family and for venting about different issues, those posts and photographs can be used in court during your divorce. If you are going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, taking a temporary break from your social media activity might be best.

Social media can complicate your divorce

The perceptions others have of you can be shaped by what you post on social media. This can also lead to negative reactions from your spouse as you go through the divorce process. During this time, it might be best to take a social media break or limit your social media interactions. To prevent misconceptions and complications that can affect your divorce, you should be very conscious about what you post, including:

  • Keeping your posts neutral and positive in tone
  • Refraining from posting negative things about your spouse
  • Avoiding posting photographs of your activities, especially with a new partner

Protect your privacy on social media

This includes using the highest privacy settings on your social media accounts. It also means taking a long, hard look at your friends and contacts to decide which of these will continue to be in your life after the divorce. For all others, this might be the time to unfriend them. This also means keeping the details about your life and your case offline. Do not engage in any conversations about the process in social media posts.

Your social media break will most likely be temporary. But it can save you unnecessary grief and stress during the divorce process.