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To Only Slightly Misquote Gov. Christie Before Hurricane Sandy, "Get The Hell Off Of Facebook!" During Your NJ Divorce

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on March 1, 2014

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NY divorce lawyer Daniel E. Clement hits the nail right on the head in a recent post about using social media during your divorce.

Clement says:
 
Despite all the warnings to stay off Facebook and other social networking sites, people keep posting things that belie the very arguments they are trying to advance in court; their own words disprove their case.
 
As a Monmouth County, NJ divorce lawyer I have clients bringing me Facebook postings daily, documenting what their spouse says and presumably does. I often use the information to my client's advantage.
 
You say you want an example? This sounds crazy?
 
Example: Ex-husband isn't supposed to be drinking. He says that he is not. But ex-wife finds a picture on Facebook of ex-husband at a party, sitting on a couch in jeans, with a beer in his left hand. Ex-wife files an emergency application with the Court to stop visitation because admitted alcoholic ex-husband appears to be drinking again. They fight in court. Appeals follow. Each spends tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers.
 
End result: Husband's visitation gets severely restricted, as I believe it should be.
 
The husband shouldn't have been drinking. But if he was going to drink, allowing a photo of it to appear on Facebook was probably not a great idea.
 
 

Topics: Divorce, Social Media, Stress of Divorce

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