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Facebook and Twitter Play Big Roles in Divorces [Infographic]

Money may be the number one reason why couples divorce. But once the wheels start rolling to Splitsville, people are using social media more than ever in dissolving their marriages. The infographic below from Ruppert & Schaefer provides insightful statistics. For example, did you realize 81% of members in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have used or encountered evidence taken from social media sites? Our Lawyers.com video shows you why it’s a bad idea to vent on Facebook or …

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Posted 1 year ago in Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Most Social Media Users Unaware Posts Can Be Used in Court

Social media activity has become so routine that many users never give a second thought to posting a photo or “checking in” to a favorite hangout. But most of those users have no idea the digital trail they leave behind can be used against them in court. A new survey from Lawyers.com shows that only 46 percent of Facebook users realize their posts can be used as legal evidence. Users of other social media sites were even less aware; 44 …

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Ashley Tisdale Gets Restraining Order Against Twitter Stalker

Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale recently scored a restraining order against an alleged stalker who showed up at her house. But before that he’d over-tweeted his welcome as a fan, logging thousands of messages on Tisdale’s Twitter page since November, sending her to the cops with worries about her safety.   Creepy Tweets Tisdale first reportedly grew alarmed when her handlers noticed that one fan had tweeted to her account almost 19,000 times in the last six months. Some of his tweets …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government The Internet & The Law Video by Ed Alpern  
Cops on Facebook and Twitter Nail Gang Members [Video]

  New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance indicted 63 gang members involved in murders, shootings, assaults, firearms possessions and gun trafficking. Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports that police busted members in some of the city’s most violent street gangs by monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. New York City veteran criminal defense attorney, H. Hershel Katz, pointed out that the defendants were from low income projects. He described them as “kids whose life expectancies to them is …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce The Internet & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Don’t Vent on Facebook or Twitter during Divorce [Video]

  During a divorce, no good can come from bad-mouthing your spouse on Twitter or Facebook. Lawyers.com journalist Ed Alpern reports on how the tools of discovery in matrimonial cases have evolved. In the past, divorce attorneys gathered information using subpoenas for witnesses and documents. But now attorneys do a lot of investigation online. Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman, a partner at Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd in New York City, advises clients not to post anything on Facebook that they …

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