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