Divorce is often messy and emotional. During the divorce process, it is only natural to reach out to family members and friends for advice and support.
While this is normal, it’s best to avoid discussing or posting about your divorce on social media. Some other tips for managing your social media presence during a divorce can be found here.
1. Avoid discussing the case on social media
Even if you and your spouse have come to an agreement about the divorce and things are amicable, you should avoid sharing details online. This includes anything about the divorce like custody, property division, alimony and more.
2. Change your privacy settings
Along with changing your privacy settings, it’s a good idea to ask your friends to avoid tagging you in posts or photos during your divorce. Even if you have the highest privacy settings possible, nothing on social media is truly private. It’s also a good idea to unfriend or block anyone you have on social media that you won’t continue to talk to after your divorce. This may help you avoid some issues.
3. Remove your relationship status
Some social media sites allow you to put your relationship status in your “about me” section, with Facebook being one of these. It’s a good idea just to remove it during your divorce and once it is final, you can put it back. This can help eliminate some drama and questions that it may cause.
Protecting yourself and your rights in a divorce
Filing for divorce isn’t something most people look forward to. However, if you want to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible, use the social media tips listed here. It’s also important to know your legal rights, which will help you in the long run.