The Internet While Going Through A Divorce in Florida: Friend or Foe?

facebook_tout_a.jpgWritten by Whitney R. Lonker, Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
wlonker@woodatter.com
If you are going through a Divorce in Florida, I can tell you that you should live as though were standing at the foot of the cross! Especially if there are children involved and custody is at issue or time sharing is at issue in the case! In this age of social networking, character is easily spied upon. With sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc., the internet is the common-man’s paparrazi, and the courts and the opposing spouse can discover all kinds of activities of the other spouse that may be relevant in a custody or time sharing dissolution proceeding. Every posting can be relevant in a court of law and can often be used against you. I have used this discovery method myself in several cases and have found the opposing spouse’s pictures posted on adult porn websites posed in precarious positions that did not bode well for that spouse in court. So, when you are going through a divorce, it is important to keep things in the privacy of your own home and off of the internet. Do not post comments regarding your spouse or the dissolution proceedings and certainly do not post pictures of yourself in precarious poses or engaging in morally questionable acts. These posts may just end up as an Exhibit in open court. Below is an article regarding social networking posts and using the sites responsibly. If you have a question about a dissolution matter including custody, child support, time sharing, alimony, equitable distribution, paternity, adoption or grandparent rights, please call our firm at 904-355-8888 for the help you need.
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