Beware of Using Social Media During a Divorce

Beware of Using Social Media During a Divorce

In 2021, the Pew Research Center reported that 69% of adults in the United States used Facebook, 40% used Instagram, and 28% used LinkedIn. These days there is no shortage of social media platforms to engage with others. While doing so may only be a part of your normal daily routine, when you are divorcing, it is better to take a break from social media or at least take caution when using it. Putting too much out there in the public sphere can affect one’s divorce proceedings.

Going through a divorce can be emotional and upsetting. Wanting to vent or connect with others during a divorce is not uncommon. Though, when doing so, it is best to gain support in a less public forum. Divorce is not easy, and it can take a toll on the parties involved. However, keeping your feelings and opinions, regarding your divorce, off of social media is recommended.

If you and your spouse have decided to part ways and divorce in Oklahoma, it can be advantageous to work with an attorney throughout the process. The Oklahoma City divorce attorneys at the Putnam Law Office can help you secure the most desirable outcome and help you protect your rights by offering trusted legal counsel and experienced representation.

How Can Social Media Impact a Divorce?

Beware of Using Social Media When Going Through DivorceEven when a divorce is mutual, and both parties agree on most things, it still is not easy. And, when emotions are running high, one can easily say something that they may later regret. If that something is posted on social media, it is not so simple to take it back or remove it from the record. What is said on social media may come with unintentional negative consequences.

There are situations where completely staying off social media is not possible or realistic. For instance, if your job requires you to use various platforms, then it is likely that you will be unable to totally refrain from your social media use. If you have to use social media while you are going through a divorce, it is best not to discuss your personal situation. Avoiding posts about challenges you are facing with your divorce and abstaining from talking about your dismay with various aspects of it is best. 

Individuals who are divorcing should use social media with caution. When you have to post, doing so about topics unrelated to your divorce is usually the most appropriate approach. For extra safeguards, it is also a good idea to use privacy settings. 

Speak with an Attorney at the Putnam Law Office

Seeking comfort and encouragement from others has its advantages for individuals in the midst of a divorce. Though, this should be done offline and in person rather than in an open forum. After a divorce has been resolved and things have been worked out, then returning to normal social media use may be suitable.  

For help with your divorce, please call the Oklahoma City divorce lawyers at the Putnam Law Office to schedule a free consultation at (405) 849-9149.

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