A very interesting story has recently developed in the NBA and, even though we are in the middle of the NBA finals, this story has almost nothing to do with basketball. If you did not follow the saga regarding Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter accounts, here are the cliff notes of what happened:
This is an oversimplification of an excellent story; it is well worth taking twenty minutes or so to review the initial report and subsequent fallout. But aside from being interesting, this story shines a light on something attorneys must deal with on a regular basis (especially in family law): social media mistakes by a spouse or significant other.
Attorneys frequently advise their clients to be very cautious with what they post on social media and who they allow to access their social media platforms. It is important to keep in mind, though, that what is posted on the account of your significant other can be just as harmful to your case. So, if you are involved in a custody case and your new husband shares a pro-marijuana post on Facebook, don’t be surprised to see it brought up in court. Or If you have a pending personal injury case where you claim to have suffered a broken back and your wife posts a video of you doing a back flip off the high dive, don’t be surprised to see it brought up in court.