Technology & Social Media in a Family Court Proceeding

Technology Divorce

Social media is becoming increasingly popular as a form of communication and entertainment. It is also becoming increasingly popular in legal matters. Many people don’t realize that what they post on social media can be used against them in court.

Even with the highest security settings, a simple subpoena can quickly get around this to access your social media accounts. Posts, photographs, private messages…all of these can be accessed and used in a family court proceeding.

Advancements in technology are making great advancements in evidence used at trial as well. Text messages are now one of the most common sources of evidence in family court proceedings. Recorded conversations on a phone and GPS tracking from a phone or a vehicle can also be used in court.

Now, thanks to the new “Ring” doorbell video, technology is also able to capture video of anyone coming and going from a particular location.

It’s important to be aware of how technology and social media can impact your divorce case and to tread carefully. Consult with a family law attorney for advice on what to do and (more importantly) what not to do when it comes to technology and social media in a divorce proceeding.

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