The popularity of Facebook grows daily as more and more people share the details of their lives online on a daily or even hourly basis. Some of those details, however, may come back to hurt them, according to a New York Family Lawyer.
“When people are typing on their cell phone and computer and no one is around, they have a sense of anonymity when none really exists,” a Florida family law attorney told a New York Family Lawyer. “You are putting it out to the world and you think it’s just going to friends. It goes to everybody.”
The attorney has used online posts as evidence in a number of divorce cases. For instance, a soon-to-be-ex-husband was accepting alimony payments from his wife, who was represented by the attorney, because he said he was unemployed.
Unfortunately for him, the unemployed man called himself a business owner on Facebook and talked about his trips to Las Vegas, South America, and Sea World, each of these trips taken with his new girlfriend.
Consequently, a judge refused him alimony.
New York Family Lawyers have learned of another case in which a father claimed not to have enough money for child support, but his online photos showed him in a Ferrari, taking a cruise, and even selling some land. This was used as evidence in court.
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