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Tips for social media use during divorce

| Jul 31, 2019 | Divorce |

Estranged Connecticut should be careful with their use of social media before, during and after a divorce. When people are considering ending their marriage, they should still avoid posting anything negative about their spouse on social media. They might want to consider tightening their privacy settings and removing any potential troublemakers from their friends list. They may also want to review older posts and remove anything that could be damaging.

The most important thing to remember about social media during a divorce is that anything posted there could be used. This means it is not a good place to vent. Instead, people should talk to friends, family or a therapist. Social media contacts do not need to know details of the divorce settlement. A couple going through an amicable divorce may want to coordinate any announcements on social media.

Children and social media can be an issue for some parents who do not want photos or other information of their children shared online. If this is the case, parents may want to include guidelines about this in the divorce agreement. After the divorce is final, children can be another good reason to remain civil on social media. Otherwise, custody arrangements could be changed or co-parenting could just become more difficult based on what parents are posting online.

Ideally, both spouses will be honest in the process of property division and they will try to make decisions that are in the best interests of their children. However, a person who does notice anything on a spouse’s social media that contradicts something that is happening in the divorce might want to discuss it with an attorney. For example, a spouse who claimspoverty during the discovery phase of divorce but posts about expensive vacations or purchases could be trying to conceal assets.

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