SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - Social media has done a lot for the modern world; it has informed the public about news events, celebrity mishaps, shopping deals and helped individuals stay closer to their friends, families and co-workers. However, as many Americans are already aware, social media is not necessarily a positive thing. Everything from Facebook posts to Tweets shared over the Internet has made their way into the American judicial system as a form of evidence, often deciding the fate of the defendant. Although courts have been wary to accept social media posts as evidence, a recent article from The Huffington Post reveals that these forms of communication are being used increasingly in divorce and family law cases. As a legal firm that specializes in a variety of family law cases, Ruben Law Firm of San Francisco urges everyone involved in litigation to stay cautious when it comes to voicing their opinions online.
Despite the fact that many online users believe their Facebook account is relatively private, the fact of the matter is that many legal authorities can access useful information online from one's social media account. The article suggests that parties facing divorce trials limit their use of Facebook and other social network accounts. This includes posting statuses about a soon-to-be ex-spouse, uploading potentially reputation-damaging photos and exchanging personal messages with friends. Ruben Law Firm of San Francisco concurs with these recommendations, and notes that it may prove even more advantageous to stay away from social networks altogether. In addition to social media, individuals must also use caution when sending text messages.
While social media activity can determine the outcome of a divorce case, Ruben Law Firm San Francisco notes that it is extremely hazardous when it comes to contentious child custody battles. Although it may prove difficult for many to restrain their use of social media, especially as it has become present in both professional in personal capacities, Ruben Law Firm of San Francisco agrees that limiting use of social media during a divorce is crucial to protect oneself from being spied on. The law firm understands that in many legal situations, especially those involving divorce, emotions are typically high and social media can serve as a convenient way to vent. Those facing such needs to "talk out" their feelings should instead seek out private, in-person communication with a trusted friend or relative.
Ruben Law Firm San Francisco is a trusted legal resource that is known for its professionalism and adept ability to quickly and effectively resolve stalled cases. The Certified Family Law Specialists at Ruben Law Firm San Francisco provide professional assistance for a wide variety of family law matters including the division of property, divorce, child custody, visitation rights, child support and estate planning. For more than thirty years, managing partner Stephen B. Ruben has assisted the clients of Ruben Law Firm San Francisco with litigation, mediation and collaborative legal services.