The majority of people have a presence on at least one social media platform. Getting divorced can be very difficult as it is, but understanding the role that social media can play in that process is vital.

The role that social media plays in your divorce can be either positive or negative. If you wish to have a positive experience, Fatherly Magazine suggests that you keep the bitterness out of any divorce announcements and then keep it out of future social media posts.

What if I am bitter?

Many people look to social media as a place to vent about their frustrations. However, this is almost never a good idea when it comes to your divorce. Remember that, no matter how “private” you make your social media post, you have no control over what happens to the post once you put it up. Even if you “unfriend” your ex on the platform, it is likely that somebody else in your social circle has connections to them.

It is best to present a calm front to the world through your social media post. Making a social media announcement about your divorce can actually be very helpful on some levels, since it means that you will not have to be constantly repeating the news personally. But, make sure that any announcements you put forth are respectful and classy.

What are best practices?

The best divorce announcement on social media is brief, and, as we mentioned above, positive about your ex-spouse if at all possible. However, not all divorces are amicable. In the event that you are going through a very contentious divorce, it is probably better to not mention the divorce on social media at all. Contacting a seasoned divorce attorney can help you navigate a difficult divorce.

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