Social media being used in South Dakota divorce cases

Facebook was used in one-third of all divorce filings in 2011, according to Divorce-Online, a survey by a British legal service.

Some divorce lawyers are using the social networking site as a tool in court and we’re finding that to be true locally.

Some people on Facebook we talked to Thursday aren’t too shocked about that statistic.

“People tend to post stuff without thinking and they post personal stuff that can come back and speak negative of them in legal circumstances,” George Bochenek said.

“A lot of people don’t have caps on themselves. They don’t sensor themselves on Facebook enough,” Seth Aesoph said.

And that can cause some problems when it comes to a divorce case.

Divorce attorney Sam Khoroosi has noticed it more over the past three years. He talks to his clients about Facebook because he says it has an impact on many cases.

“You can find good evidence of bad behavior on Facebook,” Khoroosi said.

And that bad behavior is used like any other evidence…. Read more

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