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SERVING DIVORCE PAPERS VIA FACEBOOK

Posted in Divorce, Practice Issues

Facebook continues its march towards recognition as a stable and reliable mode of legal publication and evidentiary source with a recent decision by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper’s ruling that an estranged wife’s attorney may serve divorce papers to her husband through Facebook’s direct messenger system. That this decision occurred is not surprising since… Continue Reading

SOCIAL MEDIA PRENUPS TRY TO ENSURE PRIVATE MOMENTS STAY PRIVATE

Posted in Equitable Distribution, Evidence, Practice Issues, Prenuptial Agreements

A recent story through ABC’s Good Morning America website highlighted the evolution of the prenuptial agreement in the social media age. Divorce lawyers are reporting an increasing amount of requests for language in prenuptial agreements – if not stand-alone agreements – addressing social media usage. It makes a lot of sense. In an age where… Continue Reading

4 THINGS NOT TO PUT IN YOUR ONLINE DATING PROFILE DURING A DIVORCE

Posted in Divorce

While reading a press release by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers this afternoon, I realized individuals in the midst of a divorce regularly receive warnings about what is acceptable and safe to post on Facebook and what might get them in trouble. They also receive advice from their counsel about when it is appropriate to… Continue Reading

Twitter Download Makes Account Production Easy and Risky for Clients

Posted in Custody

  (Image: http://www.opencms.org/en/)   The practice of family law has seen a shift in discovery in recent years with the increased use of social networking sites by clients. There are increasingly easy ways to access and download the histories of websites like Facebook; the implications to clients is what they thought were private comments to “friends” do… Continue Reading

SOCIAL NETWORKING EVIDENCE

Posted in Custody

The explosion of social networking websites in recent years has had some unintended consequences for many people: the details of their life are being downloaded as evidence for Court. The ease of accessibility to your personal life is arguably the greatest aspect of social networking, but also poses its greatest risk to its users. Not surprisingly,… Continue Reading