More and more divorce cases include evidence that is taken from popular social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter, according to a recent article from MSNBC.
According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 81 percent of AAML members have handled a case in which messages taken from social networking sites were used as evidence. Often, this evidence comes in the form of one spouse having an affair with someone they contact via the Internet. Other divorce-related conflicts include spouses who put their children in the middle. For instance, one spouse may try to convince the children to de-friend the other spouse on Facebook, leading to family strife and hurt feelings.
The large amount of information available on social networking sites like Facebook has created a gold mine for divorcing spouses seeking to demonstrate the other spouse’s tendencies toward adultery, anger issues, or other misbehavior. Since so many people can see a Facebook user’s photos and postings, the information posted there is public – and fair game for a divorce dispute.
If you are contemplating filing for a divorce, the best course of action is never to post anything on your social networking profiles that you would not want the judge in your case to hear. According to the AAML, it’s best to avoid talking about your divorce at all, and to stick strictly to the truth on all other topics. You may even wish to suspend or delete your Facebook or other social networking accounts until the divorce is finalized.
If you are considering divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced New Hampshire divorce lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We have the legal resources and practical experience that is required to protect your interests and help you reach an equitable outcome in your case. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at (888) 332-5855 for a free and confidential consultation.