The Social Network Divorce: Facebook Factors In

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Facebook may be at the root of many divorce cases – and Raleigh divorce attorney Ryan Short discusses how with NC Divorce Talk Radio host Stephanie Lockwood.

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Anything that you post on Facebook could come back to bite you.

Raleigh divorce lawyer Ryan Short blasted away myths and uncovered facts about how social networking can affect divorce cases in a recent DivorceTalkRadio podcast hosted by Stephanie Lockwood.

Lockwood, host of the popular Divorce Talk Radio podcast series, interviewed Short to discover how Facebook and other social networks can contribute to complications during the divorce process.

With nearly 900 million users, Facebook can be a hotbed of sultry online affairs, dirty little secrets and big dirty laundry; in some cases, Facebook and other social media sites can cause extreme damage to divorce cases, hurting both parties.

“Anything that you post on Facebook could come back to bite you in the course of an alimony or custody… proceeding,” says Short. Things you post can be subject to court subpoena – even if you’ve removed them from your social media profiles.

When couples divorce, each party’s activities should remain private, according to Short. Rather than publicly broadcasting play-by-plays of social activities with friends, particularly during visitation times with kids, husbands and wives should refrain from using social networking sites that could later be used against them in a custody battle.

“Posting on Facebook about what’s going on in your life when you’re involved in a separation, custody battle, equitable distribution or anything like that is not going to help your case, period. The only thing it’s going to do is complicate the resolution of your case,” says Short.

North Carolina Divorce Talk Radio, run by Rosen Law Firm, hosts weekly podcasts featuring attorneys and other professionals discussing the ins and outs of divorce. Recent podcasts include “Signs of Domestic Abuse” and “Talking Tuition during a Divorce.”

About Rosen Law Firm
Rosen Law Firm has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Chapel Hill. A widely known firm recognized for finding equitable solutions for divorcing parties, Rosen Law Firm provides professional legal advice and representation during custody disputes, alimony, separation agreement, property distribution and domestic violence relief.

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