Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Facebook and Divorce

The LinkedIn Group for American Divorce Lawyers recently posted a Time magazine article about divorcees who are airing their dirty laundry on Facebook.

"Facebook and Divorce" describes Tammie, who is posting comments about her pending divorce on her "wall." Needless to say, the situation becomes embarrassing, as the former couple's colleagues, clients, friends and family are all able to see the comments.

Here's an excert from the article:
"Not long after Patrick told his wife Tammie he wanted a divorce, she posted an angry, hurt note on "the wall," or public-comments section, of his Facebook page. Embarrassed that his colleagues, clients, church friends and family could see evidence of his marital woes, he deleted it and blocked his wife from seeing his page.

A couple of days later, the IT worker in Florida--who asked that his last name not be used in this story — found alarmed messages from two Facebook friends in his inbox. Tammie had used a mutual friend's account to view Patrick's wall and e-mailed several women he had had exchanges with. He says her e-mails were borderline defamatory. She says they merely noted that he was married with children, a fact he had left off his Facebook profile. Either way: Ouch." Continue reading »


No comments:

Post a Comment