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Can you control a child’s social media exposure?

by Kate Marr on October 19, 2016

Kate Marr

We all have friends who tend to clog up our Facebook newsfeed with photos of their child. Whilst that parent is obviously very proud that their child smiled, has a new outfit, ate something or went to the toilet that day, (despite my sarcasm) Facebook and other social media outlets has become an effective way to let all your family … Read more

Stop! You May be in Breach of the Law

by Peter Magee on September 8, 2016

Rhiannon Noble

As social media becomes a wider phenomenon with access to Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram and Snapchat becoming more readily available, so increases the risk of parties who are subject to family law proceedings becoming caught up in social media warfare.

In family law matters, parties can often fall into a social media trap where they use it to post negative … Read more

Facebook: Friend or Foe in Family Law Proceedings

by Bree Staines on August 25, 2016

Bree Staines

Many couples have their own individual Facebook accounts to openly document the events in their lives. Neither party may see this as a problem. However, one’s carefree attitude towards Facebook may change if the parties separate in an acrimonious way.

Facebook can become a tool on family law matters, usually for one of two reasons:

  1. Keeping tabs of the other
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Peter Magee

Your online footprint matters. Money Magazine has recently reported that 93 percent of hiring managers will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision. Upon reviewing this information, 55 percent of hiring managers have reconsidered a candidate based on the information they uncover and more often than not, this has been to the candidate’s detriment.

Like potential employers, … Read more

Be careful what you write

by Peter Magee on July 25, 2013

Peter Magee

With the accessibility of the internet and social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter, people, especially people involved in family law court proceedings, must be reminded to be careful of what they write.

Too often, people mistakenly believe that sites such as Facebook are opportunities for them to vent their feelings about their former partner and/or mother/father to their … Read more

Facebook causes chaos in Family Law Court cases

by Peter Magee on June 24, 2012

Peter Magee

Increasingly at Armstrong Legal we are finding that Facebook is featuring in family law proceedings. Frequently clients monitor the activities of the other party via what they post on Facebook.

As much as people want to feel free to post details of their lives on Facebook, in my view parties should be careful about their use of this and other … Read more

Watch out: You’ve been served via Facebook

by Peter Magee on February 25, 2011

Peter MageeIt has long been an established tenet of procedural fairness in law that a person is entitled to know about, and be afforded an opportunity to answer, a charge/allegation/claim being made against them. There are exceptions to that rule, of course. For example, picture this: one parent in a strained and volatile relationship emails the other parent saying “I’m taking Read more

Family law and Facebook

by Peter Magee on January 14, 2011

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has found that most divorce lawyers are seeing more cases using social media for evidence of cheating.  Flirty messages and photographs found on Facebook are increasingly being cited as proof of unreasonable behaviour or irreconcilable difference.  Evidence found on Facebook is being used in one in five divorces in the US.

Australia has a … Read more