Social Media is now deeply imbedded in our everyday lives. There is no getting away from it. But if you are engaged in the divorce process or even thinking about it, beware; what you say on-line, can come back to bite you.
Social Media is not private
No matter how many passwords, or filters you have created, what you say on line is most likely available to your spouse, his or her attorney, or a digital media expert.
In order to guaranty your privacy, you may have to forego some postings all together. This may be frustrating at first, but you will sleep better, knowing that what you did not say on line, cannot be used against you.
A few “Dos and Don’ts” For Social Media Safety During Your Divorce and Beyond
DO assume anything you write can be accessed and used by anyone.
DO anticipate that mutual friends might inadvertently share information about you with your ex.
DON'T accept friendships with people on social media that you don't know in real life.
DON'T share information about new relationships via social media until your legal divorce proceedings are complete.
DON’T share information that could potentially reveal your finances, such as luxury vacations, expensive clothes and jewelry, new jobs, bonuses, etc.
DON'T post vindictive or hateful things about your ex (or anyone else for that matter) via social media, especially if you are in a custody dispute.
DON'T respond to the posts of well-meaning friends and family who post negative things about your ex. Let them know that posting anything negative may only make your divorce more difficult, stressful, and expensive.
DO know that posting anything negative may only make your divorce more difficult, stressful, and expensive.
DO think twice before you publish ANTHING about your ex, your marriage or your divorce.