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Social Media Usage During Divorce

Social media is a major part of everyday American life. Most people belong to at least one social media network, whether they use it to keep up with the news, family and friends, pop culture or other purposes. When you’re going through divorce, however, social media can create complications.

Here’s what you should know about using social media when you’re going through a divorce.

  • Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want to be shown in court:This is self-explanatory: your social media feed can be fair game in court. Generally, you shouldn’t post anything you wouldn’t want shown in a court of law.
  • Don’t talk about your divorce:It’s tempting to tell your side of the story during your divorce, especially if the marriage ended in upsetting circumstances. Or, you might want to judge your ex’s character based on their behavior during the divorce. Avoid this temptation. Even if it’s absolutely true, it can work against you in ways you might not expect.
  • Don’t talk about new assets:The best revenge is living well—but try to avoid talking about new assets and acquisitions during your divorce. Even if everything is legal and appropriate, it can still create unnecessary questions and complications.
  • Consider unfriending your in-laws and certain contacts:Your soon-to-be-former in-laws might be the nicest people in the world, but conversation and contact can get complicated. Consider unfriending or even blocking them, depending on how contentious the relationship is. Talk to your lawyer about how to preserve those relationships. For example, you might want to preserve the relationship with your children’s grandparents, but keep more distance due to the circumstances. Your lawyer can help you decide on the best way to move forward without jeopardizing your case.

Working through a divorce is hard, and having the right lawyer is a key to success. When you’re considering divorce, call the trusted divorce lawyers at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. in St. Paul, MN.

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