Thursday, February 9, 2012
From Philadelphia’s Legal Intelligencer:
While Facebook was no stranger to alimony or divorce proceedings — "It makes it easier to have an affair," as one lawyer put it — the biggest forum in which the world's most popular website had found a home was custody cases.
"By and large, we haven't had a custody case where something Facebook-related doesn't come up," said Jonathan Hoffman, an attorney specializing in family law.
In one custody dispute, Weber Gallagher partner Christian V. Badali said, a father created a fake Facebook page pretending to be the mother. It featured pictures of the mother in a bathing suit along with fake posts and status updates.
The advice to give clients: Get off Facebook. Of course, they don’t always take that advice. Social media is so tempting.