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June 20, 2019 Blog

To Post Or Not To Post; Social Media and Divorce

By: Carrie Tortora

Most people have at least one social media account, from Facebook to Instagram to Pinterest. If you are contemplating separation and divorce, or are in the middle of it, how should you handle your social media accounts? Should you not post at all? Or should you completely shut down or deactivate your accounts?

The answer is simple: deactivation is not necessary. However, you do need to be mindful of what you post on all of your social media accounts.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you choose to maintain one or more social media accounts before, during or after a divorce:

posting on social media

Keep Your Private Life Private

Restrict Data-Sharing

Be Mindful of What Other People Post About You

Social media can be a great way to express yourself, but it’s important to remember these simple tips and continue to stay mindful on your social media accounts.

You can’t undo prior posts, but you can be smart about what you do and don’t share moving forward.

Can your cell phone be imaged? Can your spouse obtain a copy of your Facebook archive? What about text messages and emails? In our Podcast, Jaime Davis is interviewed by her interns Grace Massarelli and Olivia Daniels about evidence in child custody cases.

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Carrie Tortora is an attorney in North Carolina and a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with a background in accounting with nearly a decade of experience providing legal representation and support to divorcing individuals and their families. Carrie’s unique skill set provides expertise in complex financial cases, such as valuing and dividing business interests, analyzing property distribution, and financial support issues. If you have a question about this article, you can email Carrie at

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