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Family Law Cases and Social Media

Family Law Cases & Social Media Social Media at a Glance 82 Approximately 65% of adults who are online use social media 오오오 Social media has 22 played an important role in over 700 family law cases since 2010 89% of people under age 30 use social media Social Media Rulings In a 2010 case, it was ruled that divorce parties can have access to private and deleted data on Facebook and Myspace In a 2011 case, it was ruled that divorce parties can be ordered to turn over passwords, usernames, and login info for social sites In another 2011 case, it was ruled that Facebook users do not have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" Using Social Media in Court Photos An opposing lawyer may present photos showing a party engaged in bad or reckless behavior, such as drinking or partying Photos of possessions may be used to show that one party is in a better financial situation than the other Comments Comments posted about the other party in a divorce or custody case can be used against the poster May include comments about what someone does when children are not present Comments posted by friends may also be used as evidence of bad behavior Apps Many social media sites allow apps made by third parties Using these apps may open your information up to different platforms Videos, photos, and comments may be spread without you knowing it Protecting Yourself Think before you post statuses, comments, photos, and videos on social media Even something that seems harmless now could come back to haunt you If you wouldn't share the information with a stranger, don't post it on social media Provided by: THE LAW FIRM OF WALTER K. SCHREYER www.schreyerlawfirm.com Sources: http://www.iowalegalaid.org/resource/ how-social-networking-can-be-used-against-peo http://www.americanbar.org/publications/ blt/2014/01/02_dibianca.html O000 0000 00000 O

Family Law Cases and Social Media

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Photos, videos, and comments on social media websites can be hazardous to your family law case. Find out exactly the roles they play by looking at this social media and family law infographic.

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