Those embarrassing boozy photos can come back to haunt us, this we know. But now there’s research to back up this particular nugget of common sense.
Two-thirds of lawyers said Facebook Facebook was the “primary source” of evidence in divorce proceedings, according to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
Photographs of people posing with those they shouldn’t be all that close to, flirty wallposts and any references to drug use, is now increasingly part of legal proceedings, the study shows; not just in divorce cases but also in child custody matters.
“If you publicly post any contradictions to previously made statements and promises, an estranged spouse will certainly be one of the first people to notice and make use of that evidence,” said Marlene Eskind Moses, president of the AAML to the Guardian.
Keep to the straight and narrow, in other words – or if you must – keep it off the internet.