Like many other people, you probably use social media to connect with friends and family members and stay up to date about world events. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 7 out of 10 Americans use social media to stay in touch with others, research news content and find entertainment.
Although social media can be an enjoyable and useful tool, you should be careful about how you use it during your divorce. Here are some tips for using social media as you resolve issues relating to child custody, property division and spousal support.
1. Avoid posting about your spouse
Although it may be tempting to post negative information about your spouse online to gain support from others, avoid doing this. Instead of posting about your divorce when you are angry or frustrated, opt for working through your feelings with a therapist or a close friend or family member.
2. Update your privacy settings
Unless you have recently updated your privacy settings, others may be able to access more information about you online than you are comfortable with. Make sure your profiles are completely private, so anyone looking for information for your divorce case will not be able to access it.
3. Refrain from talking about your divorce online
As negotiations move forward, do not update your social media accounts with this information. If you have a hard time keeping this information private, you may want to consider limiting or discontinuing your use of social media until you finalize your divorce.