Facebook evidence in a divorce?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Knoxville, TN

Can photos, comments, and "check-in" locations posted on Facebook be used as evidence in a divorce? My ex hasn't supported our child for months and claims it's because he's broke, but has posted things on Facebook about going to concerts, photos & "check-in" posts that shown him bar hopping and meeting women.

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  1. Atousa Saei


    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Facebook has a precedence of being used as evidence in a court setting. I agree with Mr. Williams that you should seriously consider consulting with a locally knowledgeable attorney to help you through your divorce. I hope this helps and good luck.

  2. Edwin Arnold Anderson


    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Yes, it can. But you need a proper foundation. Check with your lawyer.

    The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an... more
  3. Robert Samuel English


    Contributor Level 4

    Answered . In my recent experience, It can be some of your best evidence.

  4. Daniel Seth Williams


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Absolutely. However, you must lay a proper foundation and introduce it as relevant and meet other evidentary requirements which an attorney could best assist you with.

    Attorney Williams practices FAMILY LAW throughout the State of California and may be reached at (831) 233-3558 and... more

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