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The Modern Rules for Announcing Your Divorce

We live in a digital age where, thanks to social media, our lives are filled with constant reminders of what’s going on with those around us. Whether it’s your friend’s son asking his girlfriend to prom or your neighbor’s new dog, social media allows us to keep up with friends, family, and loved ones. Social media has become such an integral part of our lives, that many of us base our understanding of the people we know based on what we see on their social media.

But what happens when the news you have to announce is something less celebratory? Such as a divorce. For a couple that has divorced, social media can also be a great tool for informing friends and family of your newfound relationship status.

You Don’t Need to Overexplain

When it comes to announcing your divorce, you should only explain the details that you feel comfortable sharing. This is true both in person and on social media. We recommend letting everyone (that you’re comfortable sharing with) know about your new relationship status, that you’re sad to see it come to an end, and that you and your ex-spouse are working with each other to raise your children. Keep it classy.

When Can I Announce My Divorce?

When you announce your divorce is completely up to you. However, it is important to speak with your attorney if you plan on announcing before your divorce has finalized. Social media posts are often used as evidence in family law cases, and you don’t want to harm your case because of something you posted online.

Another thing to consider is talking with your ex prior to announcing your relationship status. Since you likely share the same group of friends, announcing your divorce without your ex’s knowledge can create friction in your relationship moving forward.

Discuss Your Options with HRM Legal Today

Divorce is a lot to take on for anyone, and announcing that you and your ex have split can be challenging. At Hollingsworth Roberts Means, our team of trusted Indiana family law attorneys has helped countless individuals move forward with their lives in the best ways possible.

If you have any questions concerning your divorce, our team can help. Call us today (888) 211-3888 to learn more over a confidential case evaluation.