McBrien & Kane
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FACEBOOK: IF YOU ARE GETTING A DIVORCE, DON'T FACEBOOK!
If you are getting a divorce, don’t Facebook!
If you are thinking about getting a divorce, don’t Facebook!
As a practicing attorney in
Everyone is on Facebook, from lawyers themselves, to the clerks of the courts, to the court officers. And by the way…..so is your Wife, so is her family and so are about 200 of her closest friends!
So, if you have met someone new the last thing you want to do is announce it on Facebook. Much less, post photos of your nights out on the town together.
But your Wife is not your friend on Facebook, so what’s the big deal? You are divorcing her, everyone knows that and so what, if you are dating and are posting that on Facebook.
Problem is you are still married and that is all the Judge knows and cares about.
And by the way, the big deal is that one of your 200 friends is friends with her and will print out those pages of you and your paramour on the beach…and in a nutshell her case is made.
I can’t tell you how many times Facebook pages are presented in Court these days.
And if you aren’t posting photos of you and your paramour, then also take heed and don’t post ugly comments about your divorce, the father of your children or any of his family.
They will be printed out and read out loud in Court.
I have two rules I give my clients when they hire me to handle their case.
Rule Number 1 – do not lie!
Rule Number 2 – stay off Facebook – until your divorce is finalized!