I made a post some time ago on how divorce lawyers are using Facebook as a goldmine of incriminating evidence especially when it comes to custody of children. Well the practice is becoming all too common and a favourite hang-out for divorce lawyers is on social networking sites. The latest stats are as follows:
“Facebook is the unrivaled leader for turning virtual reality into real-life divorce drama, Viken said. Sixty-six percent of the lawyers surveyed cited Facebook foibles as the source of online evidence, she said. MySpace followed with 15 percent, followed by Twitter at 5 percent.
About one in five adults uses Facebook for flirting, according to a 2008 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. But it’s not just kissy pix with the manstress or mistress that show up as evidence. Think of Dad forcing son to de-friend mom, bolstering her alienation of affection claim against him.”
Read more at Associated Press.