Social Media & Divorce

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Divorce is challenging for anyone, and social media can make it even more complicated. It's easy to vent your frustrations online, but those posts can come back to haunt you in court. In this blog post, we'll discuss the dos and don'ts of social media during divorce proceedings, so you can avoid making costly mistakes.


1. Adjust your privacy settings: Social media profiles should be private during a divorce. Adjust your settings so that only your friends can see your posts.

2. Think before you post: Before posting anything, ask yourself if it could be used against you in court. If the answer is yes, don't post it.

3. Do keep evidence: If your spouse is posting damaging information about you online, take screenshots and save them as evidence. This can be used to support your case in court.

4. Use social media to your advantage: If your spouse posts damaging information about themselves, use it to your advantage. This can help you negotiate a better settlement.

5. Consult with your attorney: Your attorney can advise you on what you should and shouldn't post on social media. Follow their advice to avoid making costly mistakes.


1. Don't post negative comments about your spouse: Posting negative comments about your spouse can be used against you in court. It can also make negotiations more difficult.

2. Don't post pictures of you partying: Pictures of you can be used against you in court, especially if you have children. Avoid posting them during divorce proceedings.

3. Don't post about your new relationship: Posting about your new relationship can be disrespectful to your ex-spouse. It can also make negotiations more difficult.

Divorce Attorneys in Franklin

Social media can be a minefield during divorce proceedings. It's important to be cautious and think before you post. If you're going through a divorce and need legal assistance, contact Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC. We can help you navigate this challenging time. Contact us today at (615) 933-2366 to schedule a consultation.

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