Set Your Facebook to “Private,” Folks

From Newser: Facebook Cited in 1 in 5 Divorces

Couples cite Facebook in one out of five US divorces, say Loyola University researchers —and 81% of divorce lawyers report a rise in cases using social networks as evidence, ZDNet reports. For cases that do make use of online evidence, Facebook is by far the biggest source, according to 66% of attorneys in a recent survey. As for the network’s relationship-busting role, “we’re coming across it more and more,” says a psychologist.

Some of the very first questions that our attorneys will ask a client when marital fidelity or a child’s health, welfare and well-being is concerned is whether or not their spouse or parental counterpart has a Facebook page, whether that page is open for them to see, and whether they have seen anything that raises suspicion of infidelity or child endangerment.

Change your Facebook settings to “private,” folks.  And if you are looking at an extended custody battle with your parental counterpart, make sure they’re not on your “friends” list.