Social media has many advantages in today’s society. It also has disadvantages especially as it relates to Family Law cases. Information from social media platforms such as FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter are treasure troves for matrimonial lawyers. The kind of evidence that can be obtained from these sites is free and in some cases can be damaging to a client. That’s why we advise all of our clients to refrain from using social media when going through a support, divorce or custody matter.

Posts, messages, or tweets could lead one to believe that you are more interested in meeting your friends for drinks than spending time with your children. The posts of friends could lead to problems. If a friend posts a photo of you at a local bar and then tags you in it, it could be used against you in court. The best thing to do is to stay away from all social media while involved in family law matters.

If you have a family law matter, the Mulligan Law Firm can help you. We bring thirty (30) years of experience to your case and up to date knowledge regarding technology and how social media can affect a family law matter.