Family Law Issues Involving Facebook in North Carolina
More and more people are joining Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and similar social networking sites every day. They post messages and pictures of themselves and their friends, not thinking about the repercussions or the fact that these messages and pictures can be seen by the public. Information pulled from these sites is starting to play a major role in divorce and other family law cases. In the hands of an experienced attorney, it can have a serious impact.
At Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A., in Matthews, we have more than 30 years of experience helping people in Union County and the Charlotte area. We keep our fingers on the pulse of society, understanding how social networking sites work and knowing how to address information from these sites when it comes up in the context of our cases.
Our Investigation Includes the Internet
When we are handling a divorce case, child custody and visitation case, alimony case, adultery case or another family law case, we include the Internet in our investigation. We dig through sites like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, looking for details that could benefit the person we are representing.
For example, if we are representing a father in a child custody dispute, finding evidence on Facebook that the mother has been spending more time out partying than at home taking care of her child can work in our favor. This is why Facebook evidence can be crucial.
We understand that, as easily as we can use information gathered on Facebook against our opponents, our opponents can use similar information against us. At the very start of your family law case, we will ask you if there is anything online that could be interpreted in the wrong way. It is important to understand that even well-meaning posts and pictures could be interpreted negatively. We encourage high privacy settings and taking great care to avoid anything that could be used against you from being posted online.
How Can We Help You?
If you want to know more about Facebook and divorce, call 704-321-8031 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment with our experienced family law lawyers.