Text messages and social media posts being used increasingly in divorce proceedings

Text messages and social media posts being used increasingly in divorce proceedings

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Text messages and information from Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used as evidence in divorce cases, according to a survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Among the attorneys that were surveyed, 97 percent said they’ve seen an increase in evidence taken from smartphones and other wireless devices in the last three years.  Specifically, the survey relayed that text messages accounted for 46 percent of the evidence gathered, followed by emails at 30 percent and phone numbers or call history at 12 percent. The top apps listed for divorce evidence were “Find My iPhone” and “Snapchat”.  To read the rest of this article, please head to the Chicago Tribune.

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