Thursday, February 5, 2009
Facebook, MySpace and the like have become social sites for more than the highschool and college single crowd. Married people in their 30's, 40's and 50's have all begun to use these social sites for business networking, reconnecting with highschool and college friends, and keeping in touch with long distance relatives. But, beware! The things that you post on these sites, the pictures that your friends post and the comments they make can be used as evidence in court. In the past, in order to prove your spouse was having an affair, you needed to hire a private investigator. Now, Facebook and MySpace postings provide the evidence of infidelity. As a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania family law attorney, I have often counseled my divorce clients not to post anything that they don't want to be used as evidence. This includes pictures and details regarding their non-marital relationships. Remember, what you post is out there for the world to see.