Nowadays, social media is an integral part of most people’s lives. When you are in the middle of your divorce in Texas, however, it may be wise to take a step back. It is commonplace for people to document their lives on social media, but Outline warns that you may write something that you regret.

Social media can be a place where a person can vent frustrations and release private information. In a wave of negative emotions, people can go as far as to discuss child support and custody with friends and families over social media. In addition, they can damage their spouses or even their reputation. When this happens, many try to delete the post, to pretend as though it did not happen. Unfortunately, with the internet, once you post it, you already cause damage.

To avoid the ugliness, you can post about your divorce on social media, but you should wait until your life calms down. Do not post ahead of the curve. Be sure that your divorce is final and that the two of you will not be backing out before you post. No matter how amicable your divorce is, it is still emotional. Wait until the dust settles to post your announcement on social media. Do not document the ins and outs of your divorce or use the platform as a way to argue about the matter. This can shine a bad light on both parties.

The above information is for educational purposes on social media and divorce. It is not intended to be legal advice.