June 17, 2011

Facebook Phenomenon: Phony Facebook Dads.

Are the assumptions you make from Facebook about someone’s parenting accurate? Many times no, says an article published on Macleans.ca captioned “Ex-Wife’s rail about phony Facebook dads.”  The article is an interesting read on how misleading images of parental involvement on Facebook can pour salt on post separation wounds.

I am frequently surprised as a divorce lawyer how little thought many parents put into Facebook posts during or after court cases.  When going through a divorce or custody case it is very important to be careful about what is posted on social networking sites, in Twitter posts, or in emails and letters sent to the other party. All of these can be used against the poster/sender in court. There’s no advantage to having an irritated ex, or having your position compromised in court because you over-shared through social media.