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Facebook evidence in a divorce?

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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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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.

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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.


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

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

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