Why you should restrict or avoid social media during your divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2022 | Family Law |

Social media is a major part of life. It is often the way people connect with each other and share their news and updates. However, as some Washington residents have experienced, social media activity can hurt you during your divorce. For this reason, you should restrict or avoid social media until your divorce is final.

Reasons to restrict social media during divorce

When you are going through the divorce process, you should be careful about what you share on your social media accounts. While it might be tempting to express your feelings about your estranged spouse online, it could complicate your divorce. Even worse, what you say about your spouse can also make its way into your case. Instead, you should be careful about what you share during this process, focusing on sharing positive ideas and photos without sharing too many personal details.

Reasons to avoid social media altogether during divorce

If you are concerned about the way your posts can be used the divorce, you should consider avoiding social media. Some of the reasons to avoid social media during the divorce include:

  • not escalating the conflict by provoking your spouse
  • freeing up time to take care of yourself
  • protecting your children from any negative reaction posts
  • giving you a chance to unfriend people who you do not want to be involved in your life post-divorce

Social media during divorce and its effect on the children

If you are a parent, avoiding social media during divorce will also revolve about protecting your kids. It is not in the children’s best interests to see their parents posting negative things about each other. This can affect their relationships with each parent after the divorce.

If you choose to keep active on social media during the divorce, be careful about what you share. You can also avoid it temporarily and become active again once your process is final.