Social Media Discovery in Family Court

Vol. 8 No. 4

Shawn L. Reeves is a family and divorce lawyer in Columbia, SC.

Clients and opposing parties use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to broadcast some of the most intimate details of their lives. Such information is often relevant in family court proceedings. For example, photographs posted on an opposing party’s Facebook page might be useful in proving a client’s allegations of adultery.

Family court lawyers must learn to navigate social media in order to locate relevant information. Often traditional discovery procedures are helpful, but lawyers may also need to get creative in the discovery process.

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