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Divorce and Child Custody in the Social Media Era

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

Texting, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Every year there seems to be some new social media medium to communicate with everyone you have ever met. It is hard to remember the days when you had to see someone in person, call them on a landline telephone, or write a letter to communicate. The point is that communication has changed in the digital era. When it comes to separations, divorces, and child custody battles, the digital age has become a real factor in the courtroom. How Social Media Has Changed Communication There are several factors that make digital and social media communication different. The first is the speed with which we communicate. If somebody says or does something that we do not like, we have the ability to instantly respond …