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If a divorce proceeding goes in front of a judge, is the social media evidence critical?

Jimmie: Yes, a lot of cases do go in front of a judge, but if there is some damaging evidence that was acquired during a Facebook search, that’s something that one of the spouses may not want to have disclosed or become public, especially in front of a hearing officer, a mediator, or a judge.  So, it depends.  It’s leverage.

I mean, it depends on whether, you know, the husband, the cheating husband ended up having a separate Facebook account with a fictitious name and, you know, he was talking about all his escapades and pictures of him with all these different women using a different name, and then we find out what that name was, and then we see that it’s him, and now we have a timeline of all the places that he went to, who he was with, what he was doing.   You know, it’s kind of interesting.  You just never know what you’re going to find.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.