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Rules for Social Media During Divorce

For most of us, social media plays a role in our day-to-day lives. But during a divorce, it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn't post, or how a post could impact your case. Today, we're covering the ins and outs of handling social media during a divorce.

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If You Can, Consider Leaving It Behind

Leaving social media behind during your divorce may not be a realistic goal - for many of us, social media is a reliable way of communicating with family members, participating in communities we enjoy, or even a necessary tool for professional reasons.

However, if you can, consider abstaining from social media while your divorce is ongoing. Not only will this help you avoid getting into hot water over social media use in your divorce, but it can also help you focus on getting the best results in your case.

Don't Post About the Divorce on Social Media

If you can't abandon social media altogether, then take a break from making posts - especially ones that refer to your divorce.

Always keep in mind that things you post on social media - whether it's a comment on another post, or a post of your own - could be used against you as evidence.

Posts ranting about your soon-to-be-ex or the court will not reflect well on you, and you want to have the court's favor. Limiting how much you post can help you avoid a faux pas that will end up harming your case.

Take Care When Posting About Children (If You Have Any)

Likewise, you want to take care when posting about your children, especially if you and your spouse disagree to handle child support and custody.

The court will look to your social media as part of their process for determining which parent is better-suited to parent a child, so always mind how what you post could reflect on your home life or parenting capabilities.

Stay Away from Dating Apps

Adultery is a fault-based ground for divorce in Tennessee. Even if you are separated from your spouse, the last thing you need is an adultery allegation impacting your case and causing you to receive a worse outcome.

Avoid downloading dating apps or engaging in another relationship until your divorce is finalized.

At Conner & Roberts, PLLC, our team will help you obtain the best possible outcome in your divorce. To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (423) 299-4489.

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