During a divorce proceeding, it is important to be mindful of what you post on social media. As a rule of thumb, do not post anything you would not want the judge or opposing counsel to see. Posts and photos of you that paint you in a bad light should be avoided, especially if custody is at issue. Do not post any sort of negative comment about your spouse or children’s parent. Your posts on social media can be used against you in your legal matter. You should also take into consideration your and your family’s privacy when posting on a public platform, especially during this emotional time of your life.
You may be wondering if, when, and how you should announce your divorce on social media. It is best to wait until the divorce is final before making an announcement if you choose to do so. The best course of action is to discuss this with your spouse/ex-spouse to decide what you both agree is the best time and way to announce your divorce. This ensures there will be no surprises on either side.