The on line dating
One of the first things that we, as lawyers, tell our clients when they begin their divorce is to limit their social media activity and to be mindful of what they post.
The profile’s public nature requires that your client be careful about the information he provides about himself and be mindful of the image he portrays there (outside of the image he might be trying to portray to potential partners).Clients will often use pseudonyms, provide ages that are inaccurate, inflate/deflate their incomes, and, most commonly, list themselves as “single” or “divorced,” instead of “separated.” Remind them that, if they have photos of themselves posted on their profiles, providing inaccurate information does not conceal their identities.In fact, the inaccuracies that your clients included in their on-line dating profiles in order to protect themselves may create credibility issues for them later. I sat in court the other day, watching the hearing before mine (the judge was running late) unfold.It was a temporary support hearing in which the husband had just testified about his unfortunate decrease in income and his consequent inability to pay his wife any additional support, aside from what he was already paying.On cross examination, after Wife’s attorney had spent some time delving into Husband’s expenses, the judge instructed counsel to finish up.
Wife’s attorney assured the court, “Just a few more questions, Your Honor.” He then concluded, “Mr.