Thursday, February 5, 2009

Adultery, Infidelity and Facebook

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.

1 comment:

  1. Audrey,

    Great post. I will agree, as a licensed Professional Investigator, one of the first things I do when a client engages my services for an infidelity case, child custody or workers comp / insurance fraud is review myspace, facebook and linkedin. I do my best to data mine these sites to get additional information. After that phase of my investigation, then I conduct the on site surveillance, etc.

    Jeff Stein, LPI
    ELPS Private Detective Agency
    P.O. Box 537
    Exton, PA 19341
    Office: 610-241-8084
    Cell: 484-364-6247
    Fax: 214-594-4362


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