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Social media and how it could impact your divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2019 | Divorce, Firm News |

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last ten years, then you know how prevalent social media has become. People use social media to varying degrees, but it is common for those celebrating big life events, like marriages or children, to share the news in a big way on social media. However, getting a divorce is also big life news. How does social media reconcile with sharing or not sharing that news?

When people hype their wedding on social media, it’s often well received by friends, followers and family. However, should you hype your divorce on social media in the same way? Choosing to be more private on the topic of divorce and not sharing on social media might be the right path. Sometimes, if going through a divorce, counsel will recommend that their clients keep the details of the divorce under wraps until everything is finalized.

It’s not uncommon for people to complicate their divorce process by oversharing on social media. Sometimes, oversharing can be detrimental, especially if you are in negotiations during property division, child custody or other divorce issues. Sometimes, staying quiet until everything is finished can be the best play, rather than sharing all the emotions or details of a divorce on social media before it’s completed.

Using social media to share your divorce could be right for certain people at the right time and place. However, it can also complicate things if a person isn’t careful. Understand what information is helpful to share.