Social Media and family law
Facebook, Other Social Media Coming Into Play in Child Support Cases
Learn more about how online postings are becoming an important part of family law conflicts.
September 08, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites are marketed to the public as a way to maintain interpersonal connections, and as a source of entertainment. However, the value of social media as a data-mining tool is increasingly coming to the forefront in contexts that can have important, real-world consequences.
One of those contexts is the courtroom. Of course, everyone has heard the news stories about hapless criminals who post evidence of their malfeasance online. Yet, the power of social media in the courtroom often operates on a much more subtle level. More and more, Facebook and similar sites are being utilized in family-law cases in addition to criminal prosecutions.