Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continue to gain popularity. It may seem like everyone, from your friends to your parents to your children, is using social media in some fashion. It's probably no surprise then that many individuals who are going through a divorce use social networking websites. What may be more unexpected, is that social media evidence may impact the outcome of divorce proceedings.
For most parents, spending time with their children is extremely important. When parents are divorced or separated, however, it can be challenging to coordinate schedules and visits to ensure each parent has adequate parenting time. This is where technology and virtual visitation can be used to make things easier and keep everyone connected.
The fate of three young boys will soon be determined by a family court proceeding in North Carolina. The children's father was recently deported to Mexico, after living illegally in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina for seven years.
If you have a smartphone you probably use it for everything from making phone calls, to texting and emailing, to finding directions. Since smartphones are used so frequently, they can provide valuable insight into both the personal relationships and daily activities of their owners. If you are going through a divorce, however, be aware that data from your iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry or other smartphone may be used as evidence.