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In re Paternity of B.B., the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that printouts of cellular telephone text messages from father to mother were properly authenticated. The father identified the telephone numbers associated with the messages as his own numbers and that he remembered sending some fo the messages or portion of the messages and then the mother testified how she obtained the print out: by using a cord, opening a file containing the messages, and printing the file.
I found this interesting article today on abcnews.com. When Apple released its new iOS 5 operating system to go with its iPhone 4S, it contained a new app called "Find My Friends". "Find My Friends" permits users to track and meet up with friends by showing their location on a map on your smart phone screen. Apparently, this application permits husbands or wives to track the whereabouts of their husbands and wives and compare that to his or her stated whereabouts as demonstrated in the forum exchange detailed in this article. As a Charlottesville Divorce Lawyer, I am always looking for a way to gain an edge and where used appropriately and legally I can see this application being of great use as an evidentiary and investigative tool in divorce cases. In fact, I have already had a client use it to extract an admission of adultery from a spouse.
Came across this interesting article today on Yahoo.com. Please check out the suggestions near the end of the article for keeping evidence from these sources out of court. Interestingly enough, they forgot one important suggestion: just don't do it!!! My rule is: don't put anything on a social networking site you wouldn't want your grandmother to see or read! Keep everything PG and respectful! Contrary to popular belief you can post too much information!!!!
In Statesville, N.C.,the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission has reprimanded a state judge and a new trial was ordered in a custody case the judge presided over after the judge and one of the attorneys in the custody case became "friends" on the social networking site facebook.com and discussed the case in which the two were involved. Click here to read more.
Virginia Code Section 20-108.2 This provision of Virginia law sets forth the child support guidelines-a table of reference for determining the base monthly child support obligation.
Virginia Code Section 20-124.3 This statute sets forth the factors that a court will consider in divorce proceedings, temporary proceedings, or modification proceedings to determine what custody and visitation arrangement would be best for the child or children involved.