With the growing popularity of social networks like MySpace and Facebook, you should be aware of that this is next step up from using Internet search history, online chat logs and email when supporting grounds for divorce.
“It is probable that electronic evidence will not lead to a huge rise in divorce figures but it may certainly make a lawyer’s job easier as people are a lot less careful about what they write in emails than what they write down on paper.”
Consider this case from the UK:
In a recent case involving social networking sites a man, from Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, who had been ordered by magistrates not to contact his estranged wife was jailed for 10 days when he joined Facebook and an automatic “friend request” was sent to everyone on his email contact list, including his ex-wife.”
The Internet is a public resource, and the Ferrell Law Firm stresses to all it’s clients to practice safe and responsible internet usage. Privacy settings and limited purpose usage of social netowkring will protect your identity and integrity through any important transition in life.
Here is an article from Mint.edu on How To Protect Your Privacy while social networking. Also use this information as guide for protecting your children and guiding their usage.