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Be nice on social media during your divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2022 | family law |

If you’re going through a divorce in New Jersey, there are many different parts of your life that you’re going to need to reevaluate. One of those areas is your social media presence. When it comes to divorce, social media can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it can provide a way for divorcing couples to connect and share information. On the other hand, social media can also be a source of conflict and stress. The following are ways to help keep social media conflict to a minimum during a divorce.

Keep new relationship status updates to a minimum

If one spouse is constantly posting photos of their new partner on social media, it can be very painful for the other spouse to see. That may make them less likely to negotiate. Limit the amount of social media presence you give your new relationship until your divorce is final.

Don’t use social media to attack or disparage your soon-to-be ex

You may want to consider limiting your use of social media in general or at least practice being mindful of how you use it. Keep your conflicts offline. If you are experiencing conflict with your ex-spouse, keep it offline.

Anything you post can be used against you

Remember that anything you post on social media can be used as evidence in your divorce case. So, if you post something negative about your ex-spouse, it could potentially be used against you. Keep your posts neutral and free of conflict so that your words don’t come back to haunt you.

Get professional help

If you are experiencing conflict with your ex-spouse over social media, it is important to seek out professional help to resolve the issue. Divorce is already a difficult and stressful process, so try to avoid making it even harder by adding unnecessary conflict.

Social media is an excellent way to share life updates, but it can truly make your divorce more difficult if you use it in the wrong way. By limiting your social media presence during your divorce and keeping things neutral, you have a much better chance of having a positive outcome.