Parents Reminded To Be Careful On Social Media During Custody Battles

Could jeopardise cases


4 February 2019

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Parents are being reminded of the dangers of social media when it comes to custody battles, with some cases being impacted by emotional Facebook posts and secret filming of partners and children.

One instance that has come to light in cases is where custody has been lost due to inappropriate Facebook posts seeming to joke about violence.

Another saw child maintenance fees increased where a partner has lied about his income - only to be found-out when he posted about his new luxury car and expensive purchases on Twitter.

The main advice from the Family Court is for people in custody disputes is to be mindful that once something is posted online, it is there forever.

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