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How can you manage social media during your divorce?

On Behalf of | May 5, 2023 | Divorce |

Over the past few years, social media may have become a normal part of your daily life. You may use these sites and applications regularly to stay in touch with friends and family members, connect with new people and share information about your life.

According to the Pew Research Center, social media use is prevalent and approximately 7 out of every 10 people in the U.S. use social media in some form. While using social media may be a regular part of your life, you should reassess how you use it during the divorce process.

Post with caution

If you decide to continue posting on your social media profiles during your divorce, watch what you share. Do not post anything negative about your spouse or any information that you would not want brought up during divorce proceedings.

Manage your privacy settings

Although you may not post anything on social media that could compromise divorce proceedings, others may not be as careful. Adjust your privacy settings so that no one can post information or photos of you on social media without your approval.

Change all your passwords

Once you decide to get divorced, change the passwords on all your social media accounts as soon as possible. Although you may not anticipate your former spouse trying to access your accounts, updating your passwords can ensure this does not happen.

If you find that it is too difficult to manage your social media accounts during the divorce process, you may want to consider taking a temporary break from them. This could prevent information you would not want brought up in court from accidentally showing up online.


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