As the use of social media explodes, so does its use in divorce proceeding investigations. Lawyers are increasingly using content from social media and other electronic communication as evidence in divorce cases. Therefore, it is important not only to protect yourself by limiting what you communicate on social media while you are going through a divorce, but also to ensure your lawyer exploits whatever information your ex-spouse is indiscreetly making available over their social media channels.
More and more it is possible to use such information to support allegations of hidden assets, substance abuse, illicit affairs and the like. These revelations can have serious impacts on decisions from everything from child custody to alimony payments and settlement amounts.
The breakup of a marital relationship is a difficult thing to go through. This becomes even more arduous when the issue of child custody is in dispute. Whether you are the mother or the father, you may have to fight in court so you will not lose regular contact with your children. When faced with such a situation, you will need guidance from experts to help you win the case.
When it comes to the custody of children the standard in most jurisdictions is that the Court will do what is in the “best interest of the child”. Therefore, in most instances, custody will be given to the parent who has the ability to best support and provide for their child’s needs.