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Facebooking Is a Bad Idea during and after a Divorce

Almost every San Jose divorce lawyer would agree that using social media sites like Facebook during the divorce process can be detrimental, and even harmful to your case. Posting on Facebook can generate a treasure trove of information that the other party’s lawyers can use against you. This material can include photographs, status updates, videos, and other material that can be used in divorce, child custody, child support and other family law cases.

If you are considering filing for divorce, you seriously consider deleting your Facebook account or any other social media accounts that you may have. In fact, it is highly recommended that you continue to maintain an off-social media attitude, for some time even after the divorce. Continuing to remain active on Facebook can actually impair your ability to get back to a normal life post-divorce.

Many relationship experts believe that the kind of information that is shared on sites like Facebook, can actually be detrimental to your efforts to move on after a divorce. It is very likely that you and your ex-spouse share common friends and relatives. The process of recovery can actually be more difficult if you are constantly being barraged by photographs, videos, and status updates of your ex-spouse. When you see post-divorce photographs of your ex-spouse and his or her new life, it actually makes it harder for you to move on.

Facebook makes it possible for people to share too much information, and gives you an unnecessary window into your ex-spouse’s personal life, as he or she picks up the pieces of life after divorce and moves on. It can be especially hard to find that your spouse is moving on, and putting the divorce behind. This can actually hinder your ability to put your own grief and sadness behind you, and move on with your life.