Monday, August 3, 2009

Beware of Facebook, MySpace, and Dating Websites!

Did you know that divorce lawyers in Georgia are now taught at divorce law seminars to investigate whether or not the opposing party in a divorce has "prematurely" joined a social networking or dating website?! The point is: While you may be a hopeless romantic who is disillusioned with your worthless, good-for-nothing spouse, if you are smart, you will wait on trolling the internet for love or friendship until AFTER your divorce is final!

So many people in Georgia divorces are failing to consider or heed this simple advice. And sadly, they are also failing to consider the potential consequences. For example, if you and your spouse have small children and child custody is an issue, it clearly does not help your custody case if you are "out there" on Facebook describing your weekend of partying, or if you are already on seeking a new partner!

In addition, please don't ever assume that your spouse does not know your password, or that no one on the internet will know that you are there. These are common mistakes and false assumptions made by divorcing couples.

The bottom line is: Although it is your choice to make, we would urge you to consult with your divorce attorney about your internet activities before your divorce is filed or pending. Divorce attorneys at The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC typically recommend to our Augusta and Martinez clients that they should "live like Mother Teresa" until their divorce is final! Better yet, maybe you should also simply consider avoiding the internet until the judge signs your final decree and you are finally free to find true love! What do you think?

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