While social media is great for connecting with friends and family, some issues shouldn’t be posted for Facebook friends to see. Social media is a part of most people’s everyday life, but it doesn’t mean you should post everything about your life or what you may be going through.
For those who are going through a divorce, social media should not be used as your outlet to post about your emotional pain or financial burdens. If you are wondering what the do’s and don’ts for social media are during a divorce, keep reading.
If you are involved in litigation or anticipating it, don’t delete your social media profiles. Speak with the experienced attorneys at The Holman Law Firm. By deleting your profiles it could be illegal, plus digital forensics can still reveal data. You should change your passwords though!
Consider Taking a Break
While you are going through a divorce, you may want to halt your usage of social media. If you don’t post things during the divorce, there is nothing that can be used against you during the settlement.
If you choose not to suspend your use of social media during your divorce, be sure not to post anything negative about your former spouse or their family. Social media should not be used as a tool to vent, especially considering you can’t take back things you post on the internet for the world to see.
Keep in mind that anything that you post online can be used against you in court. Refrain from posting anything that could be seen as illegal, questionable or immoral. If you are a parent, make sure to avoid having tagged pictures of you drinking or anything that may make a judge question the amount of time you should spend with your children.
Secure Your Channels
Be sure that each of your profiles has the highest level of privacy settings that are allowed. Don’t discuss your divorce case to anyone online. You shouldn’t say anything negative about anyone that is apart of the case either.
Look Yourself Up
See what may be available about yourself online already.
Don’t post anything like pictures or videos to seek revenge on your ex-spouse. Posting pictures or videos of your ex-spouse that were sent to you when together could be seen as illegal since you are doing it without their consent or knowledge.
Stephen T. Holman, Senior Partner, and Justin T. Holman, Partner, are committed to providing the best legal service in Pensacola, Destin, Pace and Cantonment, FL in a variety of legal areas including Family Law and Personal Injury. We specialize in Fathers’ Rights and will be there every step of the way to fight for your rights. Our office is located at 1940 W. Saint Mary Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501. Contact us now for a free consultation at our office or go online at www.HolmanFirm.com.