Robert Epstein of our Roseland, New Jersey office writes for the New Jersey Family Law Blog and recently posted an excellent piece on a New York custody case which is instructive for people using social media in any jurisdiction.  

A mother in New York posted insulting comments about her 10 year old son on Facebook.  In the ensuing custody case between she and the father, the father presented evidence of Mother’s remarks and asked the Court to revoke her legal custody rights to the child.  The Court ultimately agreed with the father and even went so far as to enter an Order of Protection barring her from posting any comments – positive or negative – about her children. 

Check out Robert’s blog entry and read more about an emblematic case against exposing all of your thoughts and feelings on Facebook.