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How do you handle social media a during divorce?

On Behalf of | Oct 1, 2021 | Family Law

Social media may have changed the way you communicate and connect with friends and family members over the past few years. This is true for many Americans, and today, most people use social media in some form.

According to the Pew Research Center, out of every 10 Americans, seven use social media. Although social media may be a useful tool in your life, you need to be careful about how you use these platforms during your divorce.

Watch what you say

It may be tempting to vent your frustrations about the divorce process online. But refrain from doing this because any information you post about your spouse, especially if it is negative, can impact divorce proceedings.

Change your passwords

Before you decided to divorce, you and your spouse may have shared your passwords to your social media accounts. Change all the passwords on your accounts as soon as possible, even if you do not believe your ex would try to get into your accounts.

Manage your settings

Change the privacy settings on your social media accounts. For example, you may want to change your settings so that no one can tag you in pictures that show up on your profile.

You may also want to keep tabs on what your ex is doing by regularly visiting his or her social media profiles. To protect your mental help and help yourself move on from this past relationship, stay off your former spouse’s profiles and if needed, take a break from social media for a while.