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Social Media and Technology on Divorce and Custody Cases

Technology and social networking platforms are progressively making its way to court like cases in Virginia divorce and others like child custody. Posting on social media regarding an ongoing case could either be damaging or good for the case. But it most cases, it is good for those who remain quiet and damaging to those who use social media with all their rants. So it is good to remember that anything you say, which includes social media, can be used against you.

First principles: Using any phone conversations regarding other parties without any evidence or record in the courtroom is not effective against the other party. If you have any complaint regarding “he said-she said” argument you must need a record of the conversation to be able to catch the other party whether he/she is lying or say anything that can hurt them in the court. Progressively, a lot of phone conversation is being open and played into evidence inside the courtroom for the judge to consider. And it is feasible to print any text or chat messages together with your chat mate are progressively being presented into court’s record. Anytime you answer any calls or conversation it must be exactly recorded.

 You Said, He/She Said

Any phone calls or text can be presented as evidence of discussion between the parties. On the other side, there are also changes in how we are demonstrating what one party said to the other person. This tends a disparaging comment construct about one party to the other party but not limited to other comments.

Adultery/Unfaithfulness

Having a sexual relationship with other people. Like for example, you invite your friend and slept together and took pictures together and posted it on Facebook but you block your ex-husband/wife so he/she can’t see any other information about you. So, you are safe, right?  and you forget to block your friend, but your spouse didn’t say anything because he/she didn’t saw it yet. But after 6 months you are in the court fighting about adultery whether you committed or not, turn out you forgot to block your sister in law and saw the sweet photos. While this may not enough proof and maybe not even committed adultery. you can still defend yourself regarding the situation.

Think: 

These are technology and social media are different and changing the way divorce and custody cares are being handled through the country. Because we live in a world that Facebook is part of our lives. We share important moments and other memorable moments on Facebook, without thinking other people can use this pictures against us inside the courtroom. So, it is better to think before you click. 

 Social Media and Technology and Private Invetigation

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