Divorce has long been a private manner that can have public ramifications, but in the age of social media, the reach of divorce has been amplified significantly. For more than a decade, most of us have used social media to brag about our accomplishments, showcase our lives, detail the everyday moments and vent when we are frustrated. However, when not-as-pleasant life situations occur, it can be difficult to know what to post and when to share the news.
If you are working with a divorce attorney in Tampa FL, you will want to follow these social media guidelines to successfully navigate through your divorce in our ever-connected world:
Avoid Posting About the Divorce Until You Both are Ready
While it may be tempting to rant about your soon-to-be ex and to garner some support from your family and friends online, it’s really best to avoid all semblance of marital trouble on social media until you are both ready to share the news. Vague-booking can be seen as irritating by both your followers and those who know you well, so your best option is to keep it quiet on social media while you work on the details of your divorce.
Be As Polite and Professional As Possible When Sharing the News
Inevitably, there will come a time where you have to change that relationship status from “married” to “single.” When you both decide to announce the divorce on social media, take a professional approach. State what is needed, but don’t offer any unnecessary details. The bottom line is, it’s nobody else’s business.
Remember That Your Facebook Friends and Instagram Followers Don’t Need Every Detail
What you post on social media doesn’t go away easily, so it’s best to keep the details of the divorce drama to yourself. In fact, many people are surprised to find out that their social posts can actually have an impact on the divorce proceedings.
When It’s Finalized, Start Un-Friending and Un-Following
After the divorce is complete, you need to move on. That requires you to un-friend your former spouse, your in-laws and any friends who will no longer be your acquaintances now that the divorce is complete.
If you feel the need to talk to someone about the future of your marriage, avoid creating a long-winded post on Facebook that will air all of your dirty laundry and inevitably cause friction amongst your family and friends. Instead, contact an experienced divorce attorney in Tampa FL to discuss your specific circumstances and to create a legal plan of action that will allow you to move forward. Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment.
If you have questions for a Tampa divorce lawyer, or are unaware of the terms and conditions of a Tampa divorce, talk to, and retain, a family law attorney who can help. Contact Damien McKinney of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. He can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail at [email protected]