Using Facebook Evidence to Protect Yourself in Your Divorce

Divorce attorneys discuss the use of Facebook evidence in divorces.

SEATTLE, WA — July 9, 2010

EVDense Corporation (, maker of EVDense Digital Diary – Child Custody, is the leader in capturing, storing and retrieving electronic files as court-ready evidence. In a recent article appearing in USA Today on June 29, 2010, divorce attorneys describe how Facebook postings "can and will be used against you." Journalist Leanne Italie provides examples of how postings on social network sites have been used against a parent in child custody cases:


Ken Matthews, a divorce attorney with Matthews & Matthews in Denver, Colorado, recalls photos of a client's partially naked estranged wife alongside pictures of their kids on Facebook. "He was hearing bizarre stories from his kids. Guys around the house all the time. Men running in and out. And there were these pictures," Matthews said.


And Linda Lea Viken, president-elect of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, says 81% of its members have used or faced evidence from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites, including YouTube and LinkedIn, over the last five years. "Oh, I've had some fun ones," said Viken. "It's very, very common in my new cases." Facebook is the unrivaled leader for turning virtual reality into real-life divorce drama, Viken said. 66% of the lawyers surveyed cited Facebook indiscretions as the source of online evidence, she said. MySpace followed with 15%, followed by Twitter at 5%.


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