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Text Messages as Evidence in Child Support and Divorce Proceedings

September 30, 2011 | Blog, Court Decisions

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The increasing use of electronic communications, from Facebook to text messaging, has challenged our courts to determine what is admissible evidence in family law hearings. The Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently considered that issue in a criminal proceeding where text messages were introduced to prove the defendant’s intent to deliver illicit drugs in his possession. In Com. v. Koch, 2011 Pa.Super. 201 (September 16, 2011), the Superior Court acknowledged that […]

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Facebook Cheating

July 15, 2010 | Blog, Divorce

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News stories were posted today on CNN.com and VanityFair.com claiming that a growing number of people are using Facebook to cheat on their spouses…. and getting caught! Divorce lawyers have discovered that many careless cheaters leave obvious evidence of their infidelity on social networking sites, where anyone can find it. In fact, a site called FacebookCheating.com has recently popped up to hype this phenomena. According to CNN, “a recent survey […]

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