Monday, December 21, 2009

Facebook: The truth is out there

Looking for a way out of her broken marriage, one woman turned to popular social networking site Facebook for evidence of her husband’s infidelity.

In the end, pictures and status updates posted by her husband’s pregnant girlfriend were proof enough for the court that the woman, who is in her late 20s, should not have to wait the standard three years for the divorce to be finalized.

Her lawyer Amolat Singh said: “She was a frequent Facebook user and was resourceful after stumbling on the photos.”

He is among a growing number of lawyers and private investigators here who say that with more people living their lives out loud online, Facebook has become a useful tool in legal battles.

The use of the social networking site has proven especially prevalent in evidence gathering for cases concerning extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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