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Are there any situations where you can post on social media?

If there is one thing about getting divorced or going through a custody dispute that lawyers hate, it is when angry and bitter clients rip their soon-to-be ex-spouses over social media. Indeed, custody battles and divorces can be emotional experiences, and when something doesn't go someone's way, they may feel as if they have been wronged in personal, malicious way. However, there are still rules about statements over social media.

Many attorneys will insist that their clients stay off social media during court proceedings, or at least not mention anything about their case. While this is often sound advice, there are some instances where updates can be genuine and tastefully done. This post will explain why. 

Life is not always happy...even on social media - It is very common for people to share birthdates, new jobs and even engagements on social media, but what happens when people have deaths in their families? Same thing with a job loss? With that, it is okay to announce that you are getting divorced or that you are dealing with a custody dispute, because these are real life events.

You can avoid answering the same question hundreds of times - Unless you are an extremely private person, chances are that a number of people know about your situation and will have questions about how you are doing. Instead of answering this question over and over again, you can thank people for their concerns and well wishes with one post. Not only will this show that you appreciate people's concerns, you will show how brave you are by broadcasting your situation. 

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