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Is it ok to use social media when getting divorced?

For many people in Pennsylvania, social media is part and parcel of everyday life. In the past decade, it has become an integral means of staying in touch with friends and family members and sharing important life events and milestones. However, if you are in the midst of a divorce or are contemplating getting divorced, you might want to think twice before you make a post on your favorite social platform.

As explained by Prevention magazine, you do not have to stop using social media but care is urged at this time especially if you have children together with your soon-to-be former spouse. One of the cardinal rules of parenting together after a divorce is to not say anything negative about each other in front of the kids or in any place or way that your kids might hear or see and social media would definitely fall into this category.

Another reason to watch what you put on this very public forum is that it may be used against you. If you are going on a nice vacation, your spouse might argue that you do not need the spousal support you are trying to get. If you are looking for a new job you should also be prepared that a potential employer will likely check out your social profiles so you want to present a professional and positive image of yourself.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give spouses in Pennsylvania some ideas about how, when and why to exercise caution about what they post on social media when in the midst of a divorce.

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