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Why you need to be social media savvy during your divorce

On Behalf of | May 26, 2022 | Divorce |

It is challenging to imagine life with no access to social media. Instead, we use a wide range of platforms to communicate with friends and loved ones and access the latest news from our communities and beyond.

However, these benefits can become liabilities if you forget critical tips for using social media during a contentious Delaware divorce.

Avoid posting pictures

It is possible to glean significant amounts of information from an Instagram or Tic Tok post. For example, consider a seemingly innocent photo or video showing you at home against a background, including a new wide-screen television or furniture set. You risk your spouse discovering this post and using it as evidence that you do not require significant spousal support to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.

Avoid venting

You may have strong feelings about your spouse, but it is better to vent privately to a therapist or friend rather than post a tirade about your latest impasse on social media. Your spouse could claim that your disparaging comments harm your children’s relationship with their other parent in an attempt to overturn your custody or visitation rights.

Know your true friends

You may remove your spouse from the list of contacts on your social media accounts, but that does not mean you should continue making posts with abandon. The friends and relatives you think you still have may no longer tolerate hearing about your achievements. But, on the other hand, they may gladly show your spouse your Twitch videos showing the person you are dating making dinner for your kids as evidence of your parental neglect.

When you are going through a divorce, you can never be too safe. Taking a break from social media is one way to take control of the outcome.