Friday, February 24, 2012

Be Careful What You Text (and E-mail ..... and Facebook)

The Chicago Tribune recently ran an article discussing the increased use of text messages as evidence in divorce proceedings.  As the article points out, texting can be dangerous as it is immediate in a way that e-mail is not.  This immediacy can lend itself to emotional or poorly thought out communication. 
While the article only discusses text messages, an individual going through a divorce (or headed in that direction) should bear in mind that any communication sent in an electronic format is subject to use in litigation.  An inflammatory text , e-mail, or Facebook post can be utilized to make an otherwise rational person seem out of control or incapable of reasonable communication.  Often times that is not the case, but a momentary lapse in judgment can have an impact on the outcome of your case. 

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