Time Magazine examines the phenomenon of social networking as it applies to divorce. Reporter Belinda Luscome quoted DadsDivorce.com founder and Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell about Facebook and divorce.
“It’s now just routine for us to go over with clients whether they have an active presence on the Web and if they Twitter, Facebook or have a MySpace page,” Cordell said.
He advises his mostly male clients to scour their page — and their girlfriend’s — for anything that could be used by their ex’s legal team. Then Cordell studies the page of the soon-to-be ex-wife.
“We had a custody case where a mom assured the court that she hadn’t been drinking,” recalls the Missouri-based attorney. “But her MySpace page had actual dated photos of her drinking — and smoking.”
In another case, a mom had listed herself on a dating site as single with no kids, which Cordell’s firm used to cast doubt on her truthfulness.
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