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How to use social media during a divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 8, 2021 | Divorce |

If you are going through a divorce, it’s important to closely monitor your social media activity. This is because a Pennsylvania judge may allow anything that you post online to be introduced as evidence in your proceeding. Let’s take a look at what you should be thinking about before posting anything that could be viewed by other people.

Blocking your spouse may not be sufficient to keep information private

You may think that blocking your spouse from viewing your social media timelines will be enough to prevent them from learning about the contents of your posts. The truth is that they could easily make another account to get around the ban. Furthermore, your other contacts might share a post with your spouse without your knowledge. Finally, you can be sure that your spouse’s legal advisers are scanning the internet for anything that could be used to bolster their case.

Try not to post anything too controversial

If you have children with your spouse, it’s important to present yourself in a positive light throughout a divorce proceeding. This is because it may make it easier to obtain custody of your kids after your marriage officially comes to an end. Ideally, you will refrain from engaging in conversations about topics that may be seen as taboo such as your thoughts on vaccines or gun laws.

As a general rule, there is nothing wrong with remaining active on social media during a divorce. However, you will want to make sure that you aren’t posting anything that might make it harder to get a favorable settlement. If you don’t think that you can refrain from being controversial online, it may be in your best interest to deactivate your accounts until the case is resolved.