UK attorneys are looking slightly into the future to predict that evidence collected from social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace will be admitted in divorce cases.
Absolutely. Just as happened with e-mails and online chats before social networking sites sprang up.
The value of the type of evidence likely to be developed will vary between so-called no-fault states / countries like Florida and fault-grounded states / countries.
But consider this UK case. A man was barred from any contact with his wife.
The man signed up on a social networking site. The social networking site sent an automated “friend request” to everyone on the man’s e-mail list – including his wife.
The man was sentenced to ten days in jail based on that “friend request”.
Could make the friendliest person think twice about approving “friend requests” …