How Is Social Media Evidence Used In Divorce Cases? [Infographic]

By Megan O'Neill 

A new trend is emerging within the realm of family law—lawyers are turning to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help them with their cases.  An exclusive infographic provided by California Divorce Attorneys takes a deeper look at this trend.

The infographic, ‘How Family Law Attorneys Use Social Media Evidence In Court Cases,’ not only explores how social media is used in litigation (and specifically divorce cases), but also explores a number of cases in which social media was key.

The infographic reports that, “Since 2010 social media has been a key part of nearly 700 cases.”  It is used to determine a person’s state of mind, evidence of communication between individuals, evidence of time and place (i.e. check-ins), and evidence of actions.

Check out the full infographic below and let us know what you think.  Does it make you want to go into Facebook, Twitter and other social media services and delete anything that may be incriminating?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.