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Internet Used To Catch Lying Divorcee

By Singleton Smith Law Offices  May. 4, 2011 1:23p

Evidence From Facebook Admissible In Court

A recent study shows that the social networking site Facebook has been used as evidence in divorce cases, reports the New York Daily News.

The study was performed by a group that represents a multitude of family lawyers across the United States. The organization, called the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, released the report in February. In the report, the group announced that they believed as many as 20 percent of all divorce cases in America had involved the use of Facebook as evidence against one or more client.

One Florida divorce lawyer said she disagreed. The numbers are even higher.

“There are times when my paralegal and I sit in this office and laugh because people are stupid," the attorney told WTSP, a Florida news channel. "They put things out there on the internet that can last forever.”

Dance Blog Causes Judge To Throw Out Payments

A recent case highlights the danger posed to clients by their own webpages. A newly divorced woman had convinced the judge and the court that she was disabled, and was currently living off the $850 per month payments that her partner had been ordered to make.

The woman new the risks of the Internet, writing on Facebook, “Gotta be careful what goes on line pookies. The ex would love to fry me with that.”

She was right. When her ex discovered a blog showing the woman belly dancing, the evidence was used by the judge to put an end to the payments.

Deleting your Facebook won’t necessarily help, either, the Florida attorney warned. She claims that often, all she has to do is type the offender’s name into Google, and incriminating evidence comes up instantaneously.

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