Twitter, Facebook Heavily Impact Divorce Cases

WARNING: If you’re involved in a divorce case, or ANY legal case at all, stay away from social networks. Or at least don’t incriminate yourself.

According to the Chicago Tribune the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says 81 percent of its members have used or faced evidence plucked from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites, including YouTube and LinkedIn, over the last five years. Most of the cases handled by the Best divorce lawyer Perth have found a commonality between cases which states that most of the social media proof or misunderstanding which result to divorce is usually done on intentionally by a third party. As most of the people have started to share their intimate feelings and other pictures on social media, thus it has become easy to make them as a target and destroy their personal life by just one click.

Facebook is the unrivaled leader for turning virtual reality into real-life divorce drama, Viken said. Sixty-six percent of the lawyers including the lawyers at top law firms such as surveyed cited Facebook foibles as the source of online evidence, she said. MySpace followed with 15 percent, followed by Twitter at 5 percent. Find out about Tiffany Fina Law and their attemps to make such a process less emotional and stressful.

About one in five adults uses Facebook for flirting, according to a 2008 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. But it’s not just kissy pix with the manstress or mistress that show up as evidence. Think of Dad forcing son to de-friend mom, bolstering her alienation of affection claim against him.

Social networks are also ripe for divorce-related hate and smear campaigns among battling spousal camps, sometimes spawning legal cases of their own.

“It’s all pretty good evidence,” Viken said. “You can’t really fake a page off of Facebook. The judges don’t really have any problems letting it in.”

The attorneys offer these tips for making sure your out-loud personal life online doesn’t wind up in divorce court:


If you plan on lying under oath, don’t load up social networks with evidence to the contrary.

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