You and your spouse have concluded that the marriage just isn’t working anymore. Divorce is on the horizon and proceedings are about to begin. You’re anticipating some stress but also hoping to find ways to keep this to a minimum.
One thing you may want to consider is avoiding social media. Here’s why;
Your posts may not be private
You’ve removed your spouse from your social media and switched your settings to private. Only those on your friends’ list have access to what you post. But is this really the case? Someone who is tech savvy might be able to find a way around your privacy settings. Additionally, you’re likely to have mutual friends with your spouse, who may report back any negative comments you make about the divorce.
Your posts can tell different stories
During the divorce, you’re trying to remain positive by engaging in activities you enjoy. In recent weeks, you’ve taken a short break away, been on a few reunion nights out and reconnected with old friends. You’ve posted pictures of these events on your social media, which to you, seems fairly innocent. However, the pictures may not tell the same story to your spouse. They might think that you’ve turned into a party animal and have already entered a new relationship. This could make your divorce much trickier, particularly if there is a custody dispute in play.
It may not be feasible to stop using social media completely, but it is important to consider how it impacts your divorce. As you negotiate your separation, make sure you have some legal guidance behind you.