Should You Use Social Media During a Divorce

Ladies hands doing social media on cell phone.

Today, with the extensive use of smartphones and social media, we want to “share” with our virtual friends and family how we live out our lives – the “good” and the “bad” through our social media status updates, tweets and pics.

The goal of the collaborative divorce process is to find a way to work with your spouse in a respectful and dignified manner while preserving your family and drafting a divorce agreement that is amicable for the both of you.

One of the ways to remain cordial is to be sensitive to each other concerning social media posts and comments, whether on your own page or someone elses.

Here are some social media guidelines for navigating thru the “public social sharing” waters during the divorce process:

  • Treat your spouse as you would like your spouse to treat you – kindness can go a long way during your divorce process
  • Posts can be shared as evidence in court, consider what a Judge might think about your post
  • Emotional postings & commenting can make marital separation and resolving impasses much harder
  • Consider if you, your spouse or children’s privacy will be impacted, if so – don’t post. Many people may see your posts. They may share/repost them, discuss them with others and word makes it back to your children or your spouse
  • Share and post less often

In the age of social sharing, it can often be easy to get swept up in the likes and comments from a social post, but are they worth the emotional turmoil they could cause? If so, don’t socially share!

Our team of experts can help you and your spouse learn to move forward with your marital dissolution while keeping your family unit intact and your private life, private.

The Collaborative Practice of San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues.

Contact us today to learn how to divorce amicably and preserve your family!

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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