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Facebook Becoming Important Source of Evidence for Divorce Lawyers

The advent of social media has allowed people all over the world to reconnect when even a few years ago such reunions would have been nearly impossible. What used to take weeks or months if not longer can now be accomplished in mere minutes, and Web sites such as Facebook are having effects on the American culture in ways that were not foreseen. One such effect Facebook is having relates to divorce cases and the potential source of evidence it provides for divorce lawyers who are fighting for their clients.

A recent survey was conducted of divorce attorneys that was published in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This survey asked these attorneys whether or not they used Facebook as they built their divorce cases for their clients. A whopping 81 percent of attorneys surveyed stated that they viewed Facebook posts and communications as important sources of evidence that they would either use overtly or as background information as they prepared to litigate these matters.

This survey tends to fall in line with other studies regarding Facebook and social media Web sites as they relate to divorce. Specifically, many divorce lawyers feel that this newfound ability to communicate with people from the past has led to what has become known as ‘accidental affairs’ that ultimately lead to the breakup of marriages. Most expect these trends to continue as people continue to use these methods to connect with others.

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What this survey and the information obtained from it should tell anyone is that they should be mindful of their conduct on Facebook and other social media Web sites. Basically, any communication that’s posted on these Web sites should be offered with the assumption that the information contained in them will be accessible by almost anyone.

If you are facing the prospect of ending your marriage and you need to build as strong a case as possible to defend your legal rights, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.