11 December 2010 0 Comments

Online Fair in Love and War

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As the popularity of online social media networks steadily rises, it is important to realize that the messages and pictures you or your spouse post are public and may be used in court as evidence. In a recent survey of members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 81 percent noted an increase in the use of social media as evidence over the last five years.

Social Media, a term used to describe a variety of Web-based platforms, applications and technologies that enable people to socially interact with one another online, and networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter have created an outlet for people to share their everyday life, making their personal activities public.

While the online broadcast of one’s thoughts, interests, activities and photos is an exciting new existence, this new platform can also create devastating consequences for inexperienced users. Especially for those who fail to exercise caution. A large portion of people have made regrettable social media decisions while involved in family law issues concerning including a divorce, child custody or prenuptial agreement negotiations.

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