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Why should you “do dark” on social during a divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 7, 2023 | CUSTODY & VISITATION - Child Custody

These days, pretty much everyone has a social media profile. From meeting new people, turning to friends for business and advice to expressing your emotions, there is no limit to what you can do on social media – as long as it is legal, of course.

However, not many events can impact your life as profoundly as divorce. And while social media can be a great go-to place to discuss pretty much every aspect of your life, how you use these platforms during your divorce does matter. In fact, most experts recommend that you totally avoid social media when dealing with any legal matter, including divorce.

Here are two valid reasons why you should strongly consider taking a social medical sabbatical during your divorce period:

1. It helps protect your image

Even if the divorce is amicable, do not be deceived that your ex will not look out for anything they can use against you to pursue a settlement that favors them. For instance, if they come across photos of you and your new lover online, they might raise questions about your fitness for custody. Likewise, photos of you drinking and partying with friends may give the court the impression that you might not be a good candidate for primary custody. 

2. It helps you safeguard your emotions

Divorce, in and of itself, is an incredibly emotional process – after all, you are severing ties with someone you hoped to spend the rest of your life with. Keeping off social media during these emotionally-tense moments can go a long way in helping you clear your mind and keep a safe distance from your ex. 

Protecting your rights and sanity

Social media can be a great tool for catching up with family and friends as well as the world around you. However, keeping off social networking sites as soon as you start your divorce journey can be a prudent decision, one that can protect you from costly missteps during those difficult moments.