Social Networking Sites Provide Evidence for US Divorce Cases

In a poll conducted among American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), who handle divorces and legal separations in the USA, 81 percent of 1,600 members said that they have seen a rise in the last five years in the number of cases using evidence from the Internet. Facebook was the main source of divorce and custody evidence, according to 66 percent of AAML members, followed by MySpace at 15 percent, Twitter at 5 percent.

If you publicly post any contradictions to previously made statements and promises, an estranged spouse will certainly be one of the first people to notice and make use of that evidence. [Reuters]

Aware of what you post on social networks and websites. With the latest advance technology, we can post to social networks from mobile phone or SMS or the Web. Your feelings expressed through the status updates go to the public instantly, you will have no more time to change it when you make up your mind later.

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