There are countless studies that have shown the negative impact social media has on marriages. In fact, many divorces can be traced back to social media posts or friends.
However, it’s not just your marriage that can be impacted by social media. If you are filing for divorce, there are a few steps you should take to ensure what you post isn’t used against you in some way during the proceedings.
Stop using social media during the divorce process
One of the best ways to prevent issues related to social media during your divorce is by just not using it. If there are no posts, pictures or anything else, your spouse won’t have anything to react or retaliate to. Disconnecting also allows you to focus on self-care and your children.
Avoid posting negative comments
If you decide to keep using social media, avoid posting anything negative about your spouse or anyone related to them (this includes friends and family members). It’s also a good idea to let your family and friends not post negative comments during this time too. Even if you think your account is private, there are ways that it can be accessed.
Increase your privacy settings
It’s smart to request that no one post images or anything else with you tagged. Even if you have the highest privacy settings in place (which you should), nothing online is ever completely private. It’s also smart to block people who you won’t be friends with after the divorce is final.
Protecting your rights during a divorce
When it comes to filing for divorce, you should keep in mind that social media can lead to issues. Make sure you use the tips above to protect your rights. You should also learn more about your legal rights to privacy if you have questions.