Getting Divorced? Watch What You Post Online
SOCIAL NETWORKINGJune 29, 2010
All those details social network users share online can add up to an abundance of evidence in divorce cases, the Associated Press reports. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 81 percent of its members have used or faced evidence found on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites in the past five years alone. "You're finding information that you just never get in the normal discovery process--ever," said one divorce attorney. "People are just blabbing things all over Facebook. People don't yet quite connect what they're saying in their divorce cases is completely different from what they're saying on Facebook. It doesn't even occur to them that they'd be found out."