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How to avoid social media drama in your divorce

Social media has changed the way people interact with each other. In fact, it is common for people to put thoughts and feelings online that they would not dream of sharing in real life. If you are going through a divorce, you may feel tempted to share your feelings and details about your situation with your friends and family on social media. However, in California divorces, social media posts can become evidence and affect child support, child custody, alimony and more. 

If you must share news about your divorce on social media, consider the following mistakes to avoid. 

Boasting and talking trash against ex 

It might seem like positive behavior to post pictures, videos and statements that show how you have moved on and are doing better. Posting things like this can prompt a reaction out of your ex-partner and can backfire, leading to greater resentment. Saying things about your ex online or making allegations can also have serious repercussions. 

Oversharing private details 

If you do not want your ex to use your words and actions against you in the divorce, do not post them. You risk stirring up more drama, upsetting and offending your ex-partner and loved ones, and having your posts and comments shared or captured in screenshots.

Drawing attention from the wrong people

You never know who is on social media looking at your posts. In addition to people who could cause you trouble in your divorce process, your kids may see your social media activity and become upset. 

If you need to talk about your divorce, try to limit it to in-person and phone conversations. Considering the potential negative outcomes, you may want to opt to give up social media until your divorce is final. If you do use social media, make sure you do not post or share anything that you do not mind others knowing.

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