How to Handle Social Media During Divorce

As of 2018, 72% of US adults regularly used at least one social media site - and it's safe to say that number has only risen since.

Today, social media can - and often does - play a part in divorce cases. Understanding how to handle your social media account can help you obtain a better outcome in your divorce.

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The Simplest Way to Use Social Media During Divorce: Don't

Try and avoid social media as much as you possibly can during your divorce.

If you're involved in a contentious divorce, your partner could use social media posts as evidence against you. For example, it's not uncommon for one party to use social media to support allegations of adultery in a marriage.

Regardless of whether you believe there's anything incriminating on your social media accounts, try to shut them down while the divorce happens. This removes the temptation to do things that could impact the outcome of your divorce, such as slandering your soon-to-be-ex on social media.

If Children Are Involved, Create Boundaries

Both pre and post-divorce, you should speak with your soon-to-be-ex about boundaries for involving your children in social media posts or allowing them to access your accounts.

For example, one of you may not be comfortable with the other posting photos of the kids on social media. Both parties should strive to respect that wish if they want to make the co-parenting relationship less stressful.

In a similar vein, you don't want posts you or your spouse make to affect your child's perception or judgment of you - so denying them access to social media during the divorce may be a good idea.

Talk with Your Lawyer About Social Media Use

If you do think there's something irresponsible on your social media account, talk with your lawyer before deleting it. They can help you make the best decision for your future.

At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., we're happy to help you find the best path forward in your divorce.

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