Image shows a woman sitting in front of a computer looking worried. Title: Effects of social media on divorce in North Carolina. Posted on March 1, 2016 by Cynthia Mills While people today are relying more and more on the internet as a social outlet, we are simultaneously experiencing a troublesome loss of privacy in cyberspace. Whether that text, post, chat, email or tweet is joyful news or a hissy fit, it flies off along some virtual superhighway and mysteriously finds its way to our friends as intended. Unfortunately, it gets captured along the way by all kinds of cyber-world entities we don’t even know. And then it shows up in divorce court. Social Media and Online Evidence If it’s online, it can be evidence. And it can look quite different in the courtroom from what it really was or was meant to be. That innocent playful pose on the beach can easily turn into Facebook evidence of an affair under the glare of a no-nonsense judge. That cathartic tweet sharing a spiteful outburst about your ex can become cyber-proof of domestic abuse tendencies in the hands of your ex’s attorney. What many people don’t realize is that social media is right up there with private investigators when it comes to collecting evidence against you in legal proceedings. A comforting daily romp through social media could very well interfere with your custody fight and wreak havoc on your divorce settlement. Remember Public and Forever Treat anything you post online as public and forever, even if you believe you are in a protected private conversation. Perhaps that friend you emailed shared your message with another friend – who happens to know your ex. Maybe you confided in your friends via texts when things started going awry in your marriage; then they sided with your ex when the split finally came. Even if you delete old messages, posts and photos, somebody else has them and with new technologies, they could well be retrievable. Don’t write, post or tweet anything online you don’t want the world to see or hear. Picture a copy of your message or photo being handed up to a judge by your ex’s attorney. Emails, texts, tweets, posts and online photos are commonplace as evidence in North Carolina family law cases today. The Good and Bad of Social Media and Divorce Social media is a great evidence gathering tool for divorce claims against your ex. This is particularly true if what he or she says online is contrary to what he or she says in legal documents or in court. Social media activity can yield clues to your ex’s hidden assets, expose activities that reveal contradictory timelines or nefarious behavior and much more. Keep in mind, however, that your ex is most likely heeding the advice of his or her attorney and is searching social media for information about you. During your divorce process, it would be best to limit your social media activities. If you must go online, be cautious and discreet. Adopt a savvy approach to the legal ramifications of internet exposure. Keywords: Social Media Cynthia A. Mills. Social Media by Cynthia Mills. Social Media Cynthia Mills. Social Media in NC. Social Media and NC Divorce. Social Media and NC-Divorce. Cynthia A. Mills attorney. Cynthia A. Mills lawyer. Cynthia A. Mills NC-attorney. Cynthia A. Mills NC-lawyer. Cynthia Mills Attorney Blog. Cynthia Mills Lawyer Blog. Cynthia Mills NC attorney. Cynthia Mills NC lawyer.

Effects of social media on divorce in North Carolina.

While people today are relying more and more on the internet as a social outlet, we are simultaneously experiencing a troublesome loss of privacy in cyberspace. Whether that text, post, chat, email or tweet is joyful news or a hissy fit, it flies off along some virtual superhighway and mysteriously finds its way to our friends as intended. Unfortunately, it gets captured along the way by all kinds of cyber-world entities we don’t even know.

And then it shows up in divorce court.

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Image shows the backs of a man and woman sitting apart on a ledge, with a cute little dog between them facing the camera, wondering who will care for him. Pet Custody: Are pets family or property in NC divorce? Pet Custody Cynthia A. Mills. Pet Custody by Cynthia Mills. Pet Custody Cynthia Mills. Pet Custody in NC. NC Pet Custody. NC Custody and Pets. Cynthia A. Mills attorney. Cynthia A. Mills lawyer. Cynthia A. Mills NC-attorney. Cynthia A. Mills NC-lawyer. Cynthia Mills Attorney Blog. Cynthia Mills Lawyer Blog. Cynthia Mills NC attorney. Cynthia Mills NC lawyer.

Pet Custody: Are pets family or property in NC Divorce?

According to national statistics, 62% of homes have one or more pets. It is no surprise that divorce disputes about who gets the family pet are common – and they are often contentious. For most people, pets are an important part of the family, but for some, they are considered valued family members. Fights over pet custody can stall or even halt divorce settlement proceedings leaving no alternative but litigation to resolve the matter. If your pet is a valued part of your life, you should make your attorney aware of your feelings up front.

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Parental Alienation and Child Custody in NC Divorce.

Parental Alienation (PA) is a term used to describe a mode of conduct in which one parent purposefully, and for no valid reason, distances his or her child from the other parent by denigrating or otherwise vilifying the other parent. The aim of the alienating parent is to “brainwash” the child into disliking and/or disrespecting the target parent, consequently damaging or destroying the relationship between them.

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