Emerging Issues in Social Media and Family Law


For lawyers interested in social media in the family law and divorce context, this is the outline of a presentation made by Clarkston Attorney Timothy P. Flynn of Clarkston Legal to attendees of ICLE's 10th Annual Family Law Institute.

The outline references some of the salient emerging issues such as privacy and how social media sites track their users; references to recent relevant cases; the anti-social media movement and other topics.

Issues such as the source of the information obtained by a client and the destruction of relevant evidence are also covered. Topics such as electronically stored information (ESI) and the new federal e-discovery rules are covered.

Linked In is featured as one of the sites that contain open information on a divorcing party's income, bonuses, and other employment information.

The power point slides used for this presentation detail examples of many divorce lawyers in Oakland County utilizing some of the law-oriented social media sites.

Examples of divorce lawyers' Facebook Fan Pages, Google profiles and YouTube accounts are also featured in the materials.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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