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Social Media & Divorce

Divorce proceedings can obviously be emotionally taxing and stressful. However, navigating social media during a divorce can make things even more complicated. Social media posts, messages, and pictures can be used as evidence in court, potentially damaging your case. To protect yourself, here are some tips on how to protect your privacy on social media during divorce proceedings.

1. Think Before You Post

Before posting anything on social media, think about how it could be perceived in court. Avoid posting anything that could be used against you, including pictures of you partying, spending money, or with a new partner. Even if you think your account is private, it's best to assume that anything you post can be seen by the other party or their attorney.

2. Change Your Privacy Settings

Review your privacy settings on all social media platforms and make sure you're only sharing information with people you trust. Consider making your accounts private or limiting what others can see.

3. Avoid Posting About Your Case

Avoid posting anything about your case or your ex on social media. This includes venting, sharing details, or commenting on their posts. Even if you're just sharing your side of the story, it can be used against you in court.

4. Review Your Friends List

Review your friends list and remove anyone who may be connected to your ex or their family. This includes mutual friends, coworkers, or acquaintances. It's best to avoid any potential conflicts or misunderstandings.

5. Keep Your Accounts Separate

If you share social media accounts with your ex, consider creating separate accounts. This avoids any potential conflicts or misunderstandings and allows you to control what you post.

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Bottom line, although social media can be a valuable tool to stay connected with friends and family. However, during a divorce, it's important to protect your privacy and avoid anything that could be used against you in court. By thinking before you post, changing your privacy settings, avoiding posting about your case, reviewing your friends list, and keeping your accounts separate, you can protect yourself and your case.

If you need help navigating social media during a divorce, contact Chung & Ignacio, LLP. Our experienced divorce attorneys can provide guidance and support to help you through this difficult time and will always advocate for your needs. 

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