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firstlove

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Using Facebook in Court
« on: May 16, 2011, 06:43:17 PM »
In recent months bm has been posting comments on facebook in reference to MH.  Recently BM claimed MH wouldn't negotiate to modify custody orders, when MH tried she barely responded and then without notice stopped responding later claiming she went to bed.  A family member gave their Facebook log in information that has allowed MH to see information he feels will support his case.  We have been able to print off photos and even got photos from her boyfriend's facebook page with him smoking marijuana.  In fact, MH confronted him about this which he admitted that he gets high. MH told him I not to do it in front of his kids.  the boyfriend  gets in the BM car and turns to the kids and ask do I get high in front of ya'll...  MH is furious that he would even ask a question of his kids like that.. He has asked his lawyer to call him in to court.  We even thought to bring our laptop to court and ask the judge to order the BM to pull up her facebook account in court


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Re: Using Facebook in Court
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 03:19:11 AM »
We used it against the BM between lawyers and the law guardian saw the copies we printed out... not in the trial. It just showed the type of person she is. Focus on what is going on. You can ask BF if he ever smokes on the stand. If he says no, you can use the picture and ask if that is him smoking... BUT you have to prove that he is smoking around the kids. If he lives with the mother, you can ask for a drug test of all parties (you too) and that will show it.

He said, she said is normal. Put all negotiations in writing (email or registered letter) after the phone call to review what was said. Do not worry too much what her family thinks... They will be supporting her (usually) so focus on the goals.

Good luck! (bring everything you have to court, you never know what will be brought up)

 

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