Facebook Phenomenon: Phony Facebook Dads.

Are the assumptions you make from Facebook about someone’s parenting accurate? Many times no, says an article published on Macleans.ca captioned “Ex-Wife’s rail about phony Facebook dads.”  The article is an interesting read on how misleading images of parental involvement on Facebook can pour salt on post separation wounds.

I am frequently surprised as a divorce lawyer how little thought many parents put into Facebook posts during or after court cases.  When going through a divorce or custody case it is very important to be careful about what is posted on social networking sites, in Twitter posts, or in emails and letters sent to the other party. All of these can be used against the poster/sender in court. There’s no advantage to having an irritated ex, or having your position compromised in court because you over-shared through social media.

About Sean Stephens

By Sean Stephens Google + Sean Stephens is divorce and family law lawyer, and a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Sean Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. You can find more about Sean Stephens at Stephens & Margolin LLP Follow him
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4 Responses to Facebook Phenomenon: Phony Facebook Dads.

  1. Jake says:

    I advise all my clients to stay off of facebook when they are in the midst of a divorce. I like your blog.

  2. Social networking sites are like sharing your personal and private thing to everyone as well as your friends. I think it is better to use facebook and twitter to share your thoughts or your problems.

  3. I agree with the author – a lot of clients do not consider the fact that their social networking posts can be used against them in the court room.

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