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How to use social media during a divorce

Kentucky residents shouldn't feel as if they can't use social media if they are married. However, it is important that they use discretion when they post something that others can see. For instance, it is rarely a good idea to say something negative about a partner. If a negative post is published, it may be worth trying to delete it. This may be especially true if someone is about to be involved in a divorce.

It is also a good idea for someone to review his or her privacy settings to ensure that his or her spouse can't see what is posted to an account. During the divorce process itself, it may be best to stay off social media as much as possible. Couples may want to mutually agree on when to announce that the divorce has been finalized or that the marriage will soon come to an end.

Once the divorce is finalized, an individual can generally post whatever he or she wants without fear of negative consequences. People are also free to be friends with their former spouses if they are comfortable doing so. However, parents should be sure to keep posts related to their children to a minimum. Whatever is posted should be civil and otherwise in good taste to avoid creating drama that may lead to a court date.

Social media content, such as links to websites or videos, may be used as evidence during a divorce or child custody proceeding. In some cases, content that is found and shared by an individual's friend, colleague or attorney may be admitted into evidence. A lawyer may encourage an individual to limit the amount and types of content posted to such a platform during a divorce. If necessary, legal counsel may cast doubt on the validity of social media posts.

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